Oct 24

Shipping UK 2024

In person safety culture conference
Tuesday 8th October 2024
In person safety culture conference
08:15 - 18:45
Member Ticket:
£299 + VAT

Non-Member Ticket:
£369 + VAT
QEII Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Shipping UK will be the UK Chamber of Shipping’s first-ever main conference.

This event, aimed at key-decision makers in the shipping industry, will take place at the QEII Centre, located opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the heart of Westminster.

To find out more click More Details tab above.


Northern Marine Group

The Northern Marine Group​ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stena AB​
Stena is currently one of the largest family-owned group of companies in Sweden. Stena’s success over the years has been achieved by continuously caring about its customers, providing innovative solutions and by perfect performance.

​​Formed in 1983 with our global headquarters in Clydebank, UK, the Northern Marine Group has grown from a ship management provider to a group of companies offering the full spectrum of marine and offshore services.


An operator and maintainer of more than 1,000 ships and small craft at more than 30 locations worldwide.

Swire Shipping & Swire Bulk

A joint sponsorship from Swire Shipping - https://www.swireshipping.com/ and Swire Bulk - https://swirebulk.com/

Shipping UK will be based around morning and afternoon sessions, that will include panel discussions, keynote presentations, Q&As.

There will be plenty of time for delegates to network at Shipping UK.

MORNING SESSION: Trajectory – challenges and opportunities

Panel Discussion: 

The real challenges for global shipping in economics and geopolitics to 2030 and beyond

This decade has already seen a pandemic, armed conflicts, economic volatility, and political uncertainty as well as the implementation challenge of decarbonising the industry.  The session will look at the expectations for the rest of the decade, how supply chains will evolve to adapt and counter these challenges and what the industry might look like in 2030.

Paddy Rodgers - Moderator

Laure Baratgin, Head of Commercial Operations, Rio Tinto - Panellist

Steve Gordon, Managing Director, Clarksons Research - Panellist

Jason Channel, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights - Panellist


Breakout Session 1: 

Global Supply Chain Trends

What will be the expectations for the rest of the decade, what will be the efficiency gains and how will the economic levers change the demands for cargoes?

Gary Jeffreys, MD, Maersk UK


Breakout Session 2:

Maritime Tourism:  

After the existential crisis of the pandemic, what will be the opportunities for the sector (ferry and cruise), the operational impact of sustainability targets and the challenge of a demanding customer base?

Fran Collins, CEO, Red Funnel - Panellist

Gemma Griffin, VP & Head of Global Crewing, DFDS - Panellist


AFTERNOON SESSION: Transformation – resource gains and efficiencies

Keynote Speaker

The transformational opportunities for the industry

A tech leader who can generate some thought leadership on how the industry might adapt to customer’s needs as well as efficiency gains. Bringing experiences from other industries as well as how business will function by 2030.


Breakout Session 3:

Data Transformation

Shipping companies have started to improve their services through digital optimisation, but how will this continue to develop as datasets become sufficiently large and diverse to enable operational gains.

Sarah Kenny, CEO, BMT - Moderator
Nick Chubb, Founder, Thetius - Panellist


Breakout Session 4:

Human resource – at sea and ashore

Looking at the future seafarer, and team ashore and the move, through technology, of operations, maintenance, optimisation, and verification to shore basing.  What skills will people need, how will they be trained and where will they come from?

Kathryn Neilson, Director, MNTB - Moderator 
Ajit Jacob, Chief Examiner, MCA - Panellist




  • Full Day’s Conference
  • Exhibition of 20+ Stands
  • Lunch
  • Evening Food & Drinks Reception

Access to Shipping UK platform & app - includes the ‘option’ to contact and share details with other delegates