"The Association of Asian Classification
Societies(ACS) had its 21st Annual Executive Committee meeting in Hanoi on 15/16
October under the chairmanship of Mr.Trinh Ngoc Giao, General Director of
Vietnam Register. Chairman Giao reported that the meeting was very productive
and that, among other matters, ACS had agreed to establish a formal Secretariat
with a joint office in Shanghai and Seoul.The organization also agreed to
reorganize its working groups to work more efficiently, and to further enhance
its cooperation with other Asian industry organization like the Asian
Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the Active Shipbuilding Experts' Federation (ASEF).
During the meeting, ACS also elected Mr.Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK as the next ACS Chairman and Mr.Ibnu Wibowo, President director of BKI as Vice Chairman."