COREDES' mission is to provide support on R&D matters,
which can be of benefit to the European shipbuilding and shiprepair industry
and equipment manufacturers.
The main objective of COREDES is to acquire and implement new knowledge and technology in products, services and in all aspects of the design and production processes and of the supply chain in shipbuilding and shiprepair.
The working group reviews any issues of anti-competitive behaviour and deals with issues of international trade policy related to shipbuilding, in particular the WTO procedures and OECD negotiations. The group holds regular preparatory and debriefing meetings with the EC in which the developments and the position of the industry are discussed.
The Working Group monitors the general economic and policy
developments related to the global shipbuilding market and serves as an interface
on these issues to the European Institutions by offering quarterly briefing
and exchange sessions.
During these sessions the latest macroeconomic developments and trends in shipbuilding including trends on supply and demand, cost factors and global production capacity are discussed on the basis of statistical data.
The Working Group's task is to identify future shipbuilding
requirements and development in shipbuilding capacity, aiming to provide best
possible guidance for long-term planning.
In cooperation with other shipbuilding associations, in particular from the main building nations in Asia, sophisticated forecasting models are discussed and the results are exchanged. It is hoped that through continued dialogue directly between the associations, an improved understanding can be reached for a more healthy and stable development of the global shipbuilding market.
TAC advises the Board on all regulatory and major technical
matters and is thus the competent body for all issue related to safety and
environment friendliness. These topics are of major concern to European shipyards,
as much to the European citizens. CESA is firmly committed to contribute to
improvements in this field.
Its formally recognized consultative status with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine offers the opportunity to provide the expertise of TAC to the regulatory authorities. Relevant activities are also coordinated within the industry world wide in the Committee for the Elimination of Substandard Ships (CESS).
It is widely recognised that the European shipbuilding
industry leads the world market in terms of innovative products and processes.
In order to maintain such competitive position, intellectual property (IP)
protection is of vital importance to European shipyards.
Established in 2005, CESA IP Expert Group has been able to identify the shipbuilding specific potential knowledge leakages and seek practical solutions to deal with these channels in a systematic manner. The Group consists of IP/legal/R&D experts from 10 major shipyards. It meets regularly to exchange experience and best practices in the IP protection and management field. It is also the main brain behind GuardSHIP, a European shipbuilding IP collective management organization.