Seminar Room E&F, JSCE

Special Seminar on International Maritime Shipping

The 4th International Seminar of Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management, JSCE in FY2013
2013年度土木計画学研究委員会 第4回国際セミナー(通算 第82回国際セミナー)

Special Seminar on International Maritime Shipping

Date & Time: June 21 (Fri.) 13:00-15:00
Venue: Seminar Room E & F, JSCE
Abstract: Due to the globalization of the world economy and advancement of transport and communication technology,
international maritime shipping in each region of the world has become more interdependent. The Suez Canal and Panama Canal,
key infrastructures of maritime shipping, are also influenced by each other as well as by other factors such as world
economic trends and regional development plans. In particular, the capacity of the Panama Canal will be expanded through
construction of the third lock in 2015. Also, Arctic shipping via the Northern Sea Route (along the Russian Arctic coast)
has the potential to shorten the distance of worldwide maritime shipping, due to the melting of sea ice. This special
seminar will bring together specialists from Egypt and Japan who will provide the latest information on the current status
and future prospect of the Suez Canal, Panama Canal, and Northern Sea Route. Discussion after the presentations is also expected.

1) 13:00-13:05 Greeting from Host
2) 13:05-13:40 Current Status and Future Prospect: (1) Suez Canal
Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Elmanakhly, Board Member & Transit Director, Suez Canal Authority
3) 13:40-14:10 Current Status and Future Prospect: (2) Panama Canal
Dr. Koji Kobune, Ides Inc.
4) 14:10-14:40 Current Status and Future Prospect: (3) Northern Sea Route
Dr. Natsuhiko Otsuka, North Japan Port Consultants, Inc.
5) 14:40-15:00 Discussion

Language: English

Deadline for Application: June 17 (Mon.) (Seating Capacity: 25 people, first-come basis)

Host: Special committee for Managing and Supporting International Research Activities on Logistics, JSCE
土木学会 土木計画学研究委員会 物流に関わる国際戦略・研究活動支援事業運営小委員会

Ryuichi SHIBASAKI, Dr. Eng.
The Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan (OCDI)
tel: +81-3-5570-5931
(一財)国際臨海開発研究センター 柴崎隆一(運営小委員会幹事長)