This week Song Baoru, Chairman of Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), led a six-member SMU delegation to the Bureau Veritas Paris Head Office. Matthieu De Tugny, President of Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore with Alex Gregg-Smith, Senior Vice-President North Asia, and a Bureau Veritas team were present to welcome SMU and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), laying a solid foundation for future in-depth cooperation.
SMU Visiting Team.
Mr. SONG baoru, Chair, Shanghai Maritime University management Committee
Mr. YANG dagang, Director, Shanghai Maritime University management Committee
Ms. LI hongmei, Director, Organization Department of Shanghai Maritime University
Mr. RUAN wei, Director, International Office & International Education College, Shanghai Maritime University. Head, Maritime Technical Co-operation Center for Asia
Ms. CHEN shun, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean of School of Economics
Mr. DING yi, Associate Professor, Logistics Research Center, Shanghai Maritime University
Mr. Matthieu De Tugny, President, Bureau Veritas
Mr. Alex Gregg-Smith, Senior Vice President & CEO, Bureau Veritas North Asia & China
Mr. Olivier Cartier, Vice President Technology, Bureau Veritas
Ms. Joyce Yan, Personnel Director, North Asia, Bureau Veritas
Dr. Xiaobo Chen, Director, Bureau Veritas Research Center
Mr. Matthieu Gadel, Digital Rules Lead, BV
Mr. David Huet, in charge of Offshore & New Inspection Techniques, BV
The MOU describes an ambition and determination to foster immediate cooperation between the two parties to help make the maritime industry safer, cleaner and more efficient by focusing on the development of innovation, expertise and qualified maritime people.
In-depth exchanges were held on decarbonization and digital innovation; on development trends for ship technology and logistics; and on transportation technology. The education and development of engineers and high-level maritime expertise were a particular focus. The discussions also looked at the challenges of research with international cooperation, deepening the understanding of the potential for the two organizations to work together in the field of maritime science and technology innovation.