CIMAC Council Elects New President
October 30/31 saw the annual autumn meetings of the CIMAC Board and Council in Frankfurt. The next level of activity of CIMAC has been consolidated. 11 active working groups focus of standardization and development of positions of the large engine industry on important topics as users’ topics, system integration and automation, fuels, classification rules and the like. And the newly established Greenhouse Gas Strategy Group is picking up speed in order to develop common positions of the global large engine industry regarding the implementation of the IMO GHG Strategy for shipping and regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement for land-based applications respectively.
Moreover, CIMAC confirmed its commitment to the IMO decarbonization targets for the shipping industry and decided to become a signatory of the Global Maritime Forum’s Call to Action: CEO’s and maritime industry leaders in support of decarbonization (https://www.globalmaritimeforum.org/press/34-maritime-ceos-sign-call-for-action-in-support-of-decarbonization).
Preparation for the CIMAC World Congress in Vancouver from June 10-14, 2019 is progressing. A record setting more than 400 technical papers have been submitted for review and acceptance and the revised structure of the Congress, giving more focus on engine users’ requirements and concerns and to the geopolitical framework of the industry (e.g. desulphurization and decarbonization) has triggered a lot of interesting papers.
In its annual autumn session, the CIMAC Council elected Prof. Jin Donghan to become the next CIMAC President from 2019 – 2022, Prof. Jin is President of the Shanghai University and member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He also is the chairman of the 8th executive board of CSICE, the Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines which also is the Chnînese National Member Association of CIMAC. Before these assignments, Prof. Jin served for many years as Director of CSIC and President of SMDERI, China’s predominant engine development group and member of CSIC. Prof. Jin was elected by unanimous vote of all participating 12 country organizations and four corporate members.
In another decision the CIMAC Council accepted Korea’s application to make Busan, Korea the venue of the 2022 CIMAC World Congress. Busan is Korea’s second largest city and its marine hub, the 5th largest container port in the world and home of most of Korea’s and ship machinery engine industry.
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