JSTRA is engaged in strategic R&D to reinforce the competitiveness of the domestic shipbuilding and marine transportation industries and technical basis in the international arena. At the same time, it addresses technical challenges for the domestic industries in terms of logistical efficiency, safety assurance and environmental preservation.
JSTRA is targeting the development of measures to reduce GHG emissions based on the current status of international marine transportation. Hence, it is enforcing measures to enable early and effective implementation of the draft revision of MARPOL Convention that was established under the Japanese initiative and that is currently being reviewed by IMO.
JSTRA evaluates impacts of various Market-Based Mechanism (MBM) proposed by each country on the international marine transportation and investigates the feasibility of each mechanism.
JSTRA performs research and studies on the requirements of fuel infrastructure necessary to realize an LNG fuel ship.
JSTRA performs research and studies to address reviews for a suitable IGF code (code for the gas-fueled ship being developed in IMO) based on the LNG-fueled ship concept design and its outcome.
JSTRA studies safety evaluations to realize safe transfers of LNG between ships.
JSTRA performs research on alternative anti-corrosion technologies applicable inside ballast tanks in compliance with PSPC (anti-corrosion inside ballast tanks).
JSTRA supports technical challenges of mid-scale shipbuilders, ie a joint study of CFD for improving hull form.
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