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Workshop "Maritime Policy and Port Development in the EU and Japan"

Last Update 2010.10.22

Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 13:00 - 16:30
Venue: Conference Hall, Academic Exchange Centre, Fukae Campus, Kobe University
Languages: English

The Maritime Industry Section of International Maritime Research Center, IMARC  , Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University,has been conducting a study of the global logistics and transport problems from the viewpoints of economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and risk management. The study plans of this year are logistic field research in Thailand and international workshop regarding to the maritime policy in EU and Japan in cooperation with EU Institute in Japan, Kansai.

In the present workshop, we invite two European professionals from Erasmus University, Netherlands, and one professor from Kansai University, Japan. We will focus our attention to understand the current situation and obtain the prospects of maritime policy in the EU and Japan for the sake of our future study.

Opening Remarks:13:00 - 13:20
Prof. Keiji Oda (Dean, Graduate School of Maritime Science, Kobe University)
Prof. Hiromasa Kubo (President of the EUIJ-Kansai / Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
Prof. Kenji Ishida (Chief of International Maritime Research Centre, Kobe University)

First Session:13:20 - 14:20
"European Maritime Policy Development"
Dr. Albert Veenstra (Assistant Professor Maritime Logistics and Director Academic Projects, RSM Erasmus University)

"Port Policy and Port Management in Europe"
Drs. Larissa M. Van der Lugt (Erasmus School of Economics)

Coffee Break:14:20 - 14:40

Second Session:14:40 - 15:40
"Maritime Policy in Japan"
Prof. Keiji Habara (Faculty of Policy Studies, Kansai University)

"Direction of Port Management of Japan"
Prof. Mikio Takebayashi (Graduate School of Maritime Science, Kobe University)

Third Session:15:50 - 16:30
Discussion by all participants on the "The Future of European and Japanese Shipping and Port Industries"

Reception:17:00 - 18:00
at students' dining hall

For registration and inquiries: Please contact EUIJ-Kansai office (Tel: 078-803-7221, E-mail: with your name, affiliation and your contact address (e-mail etc.).

Organizer:Graduate School of Maritime Science, Kobe University
Co-Organizer:EU Institute in Japan, Kansai