Industry shows its support for London International Shipping week

Shipping Centers — By on November 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Sean Maloney

London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2013 is growing significantly as the shipping industry steams ahead to support September’s inaugural event.

Within a week of this London milestone being announced, more than 17 international trade and maritime associations and shipping companies had already pledged their support with others planning supplementary events and offering sponsorship.
Those on board include The Baltic Exchange, TheCityUK, Maritime London, Maritime UK, International Chamber of Shipping, CIRM, Gafta, IBIA, Intercargo, InterManager, ISSA, Seafarers Rights International, UK Chamber of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register and Wista UK who have all confirmed their support with a view to hosting their own events throughout the week.

‘London International Shipping Week – Propelling World Trade’ will take place between September 9-13, 2013 and will offer key networking opportunities as well as a day-long government and industry conference and gala dinner to be held on Thursday September 12. More details about the conference speaker line-up will be released in due course.

The event is being organised by Shipping Innovation, a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot.
With the LISW diary filling up, organisations scheduling key meetings include the International Chamber of Shipping, the principal international trade association for ship owners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of world merchant tonnage. ICS will hold a number of its own events during the week, including its Maritime Law and its Shipping Policy Committee meetings on Monday September 9th followed by its Board Meeting the day after. The annual ICS International Shipping Conference will be one of the highlights of the week and will be held on Wednesday September 11.

The UK is the leading worldwide centre for the supply of a broad range of professional and business services to the international maritime community, accounting for 21% of premiums in international marine insurance, over $64bn in committed ship finance (or 15% of the world loan book) and it has the largest concentration of legal service firms specialising in the sector. London is also the predominant supplier of shipbroking services worldwide and is the major player when it comes to maritime dispute resolution.

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications, said: “Interest in London International Shipping Week has already been significant and we welcome the involvement of those associations and organisations which have so far confirmed support. This list will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, I am certain of that.”

For further information see the event website: www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com

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