Shipping technology: transforming international trade

  • Published: 8th October 2018
  • Last updated: 17th October 2018
  • Date: 30 Oct 2018
  • Start time: 1 p.m.
  • End time: 4:30 p.m.

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street
London, se1 9eq

Technology is at the heart of the debate about the future of the shipping industry. From moving goods efficiently through ports to building a more sustainable, low-emission future, many of the challenges facing shipping will only be resolved through technology.

Join the UK Chamber of Shipping for an afternoon of presentations and discussions from innovators, consultants and shipowners to see how these challenges can be met.

The programme will include details of a new report from independent think tank Public IO on future technology in ports, and short presentations from a range of exciting new tech startups at the beginning of their journey. 

Register to attend


13.00 Registration - tea and coffee

13.15 Welcome and introduction - UK Chamber of Shipping 

13.20 Opening remarks - Ms Nusrat Ghani MP (tbc) 

13.30 Introduction to PUBLIC - Daniel Korski

13.35 Report findings - Frictionless Trade: how new technology will power international trade - Nick Chubb, Antares Insight

13.55 Panel Discussion: How will digital technologies shape the future of the maritime industry?

  • Maurizio Pilu, Lloyd Register, Vice President of Digital Innovation 
  • Jody Cleworth, MTI, Founder/CEO
  • Professor  Nikos Nomikos,  Professor of Shipping Finance and Risk Management, CASS Business School 
  • Nicholas Berry, Partner Norton Rose Fulbright

14.40 Lightning pitches from some of the UK’s most exciting maritime startups

  •, Tim Fletcher
  • CargoMate, Chris Jones
  • Concirrus, Graham Libaert
  • Shipamax, Jenna Brown
  • BunkerEx,  Ishaan Hemnani
  • ZenCargo, Alex Hersham

15.10 Refreshment break 

15.25 Panel Discussion: What are the major barriers to greater startup involvement in shipping?

  • Chris Jones, CargoMate, Founder/CEO
  • Melvin Matthews, Wärtsilä / Eniram, Director New Businesses 
  • Jenna Brown, Shipamax, Founder/CEO
  • Gordon Meadow, Founder, Academic
  • Leonardo Zangrando, Founder StartupWharf

16.15 Networking and informal Q&A session

17.30 Close

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jenny Atkinson