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NACE International and Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Federation Sign Two-Year Global Cooperative Agreement to Serve Members, Industry


On Wednesday December 6, leaders from NACE International and the Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Federation (ASEF) met in Beijing, China to formalize a global cooperative agreement intended to mutually benefit the members of both organizations.

The two-year, non-exclusive agreement was signed by NACE International’s Chief Maritime Officer, Buddy Reams and ASEF’s Chairman, Mr. Chen Minjun. It is designed to build opportunities for cooperation and communication between the two organizations in their efforts to enable knowledge transfer on corrosion prevention trends, and provide effective interchange between national and international organizations to improve scientific and technological progress in corrosion-mitigation.

“Reducing the impact of corrosion globally is of utmost importance to NACE,” said NACE CEO Bob Chalker. “ASEF also shares this objective so we created this agreement to bring more resources to the members of our organizations.”

NACE International and the ASEF are working together to provide benefits and services to foster knowledge and the development of technologies used to protect people, assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion.

Benefits offered to both organizations and their members include reciprocal technical committee participation where members of ASEF’s relevant technical committees will be encouraged to participate in the equivalent technical committees of NACE; hospitality reciprocity allowing either organization to organize informational meetings at the other’s events; registered user access to NACE’s website; discounted pricing for events for members of both organizations; and cross-promotion of one another’s events.
The leaders from NACE International and ASEF will meet periodically to explore additional opportunities for collaboration on issues of importance to the members of each organization and the corrosion industry.

About NACE International: NACE International, the worldwide corrosion authority, was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. Today, NACE serves nearly 36,000 members in over 130 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

About Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Federation: ASEF is an international organization representing the shipbuilding industry that contributes to sound development of international maritime transportation and further enhancement of the world maritime safety, marine environmental protection, and maritime security, through technical communication and cooperation.

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