On 12 December 2019, the Secretariat of the OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding invited representatives of OECD and partner economies as well as interested stakeholders to a workshop on trends and challenges in shipbuilding.
The workshop aimed notably to contribute to a better understanding of the role of the maritime equipment industry. It allowed participants to discuss how the industry as well as policymakers can address the main issues at stake.
The first session provided an overview of the maritime equipment industry and dealt with challenges in the maritime equipment industry as well as policy responses. The second session discussed on ship finance and related trends and challenges for the shipbuilding industry and the maritime equipment industry. Finally, the last session dealt with medium and long-term perspectives and challenges for the shipbuilding industry.
Welcome and introduction
Chair: H.E. Mr. Per Egil SELVAAG, Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OECD and Chair of the WP6.
Introduction by Ambassador SELVAAG on workshop objectives and main issues for discussion.
Session 1: Maritime Equipment Industry: Market and Policy Developments and their Potential Effects on the Shipbuilding Industry
Session 1.1 An Overview of the Maritime Equipment Industry
This session aimed at understanding the market situation and characteristics of the global maritime equipment industry and how the maritime equipment industry affects the shipbuilding industry.
Session 1.2 Challenges in the Maritime Equipment Industry and Policy Responses
This session aimed at identifying the main challenges of the global maritime equipment industry, analysing the possible role of policy in addressing these challenges for the sustainable development of the global maritime equipment industry.
Session 2: Ship Finance: Trends and Challenges for the Shipbuilding Industry and the Maritime Equipment Industry
This session aimed at discussing the ship finance market and understanding its key challenges.
Session 3: Outlook: Medium and Long-term Perspectives and Challenges for the Shipbuilding Industry
This session aimed at understanding market and policy developments as well as emerging challenges faced by the shipbuilding industry in WP6 and non-WP6 member countries.