Aug 23

UK Chamber of Shipping LISW engagements

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2023 the UK Chamber of Shipping has published its activity for the week.

Key activities for the week include:

  • Two headline events on future fuels and trade sustainability.
  • The launch of The Value of Shipping: Delivering a Prosperous UK.
  • Numerous other speaking opportunities on topics including diversity, tugs and procurement.

As well as the events listed below the Chamber will be at a host of other events throughout the week, including the UK Government reception, the gala dinner and LISW conference. 


09:00 Launch of Chamber’s The Value of Shipping Report 

At the opening of Maritime UK's Global Trade Hub the Chamber will launch its new report that sets out, for the first time, the value of shipping across a range of different area including jobs, offshore energy, tourism and trade. 

More information is available via .gov.uk or by contacting the Chamber's Director of Communications Tom Bartošák-Harlow


09:00-10:30 Building Resilience Through Trade (Chamber Event) 

In an increasingly uncertain and unstable world where events in one nation or region often have global ramifications how we manage trade and trade deals is increasingly important.

This event will explore with leaders of the international shipping community, major retailers, manufacturers and politicians the crucial role of strong and sustainable trading relationships and how to ensure trade helps, rather than hinders, global resilience. 

More information, including how to reserve your space is available on our events page. 

13:00-16:00: IMPA Maritime Procurement Conference (Chamber speaking) 

Part of the IMPA London 2023 conference, the session will serve as a platform for key stakeholders from shipping and suppliers to delve into the current and future state of sustainability in the maritime supply chain. 

The Chamber's Director of Environment Francesco Sandrelli, along with Chamber members will be presenting. 

More information is available on the IMPA website. 

14:00-18:30 The S in ESG - Seafarers' Welfare Conference & Reception, Fishmongers' Hall (Chamber Speaking) 

Working in conjunction with key players from industry, the four main maritime charities – Sailors’ Society, Stella Maris, The Mission to Seafarers and The Seafarers’ Charity – are hosting an afternoon conference to focus on the increasing importance of seafarer welfare and wellbeing.

The Chamber's President Graham Westgarth is speaking on How the maritime charities and industry collaborate to improve seafarer welfare’. 

You can register and view the agenda here. 


09:00-15:00 The Nautical Institute, Trinity House and the Merchant Navy Training Board: Maritime Careers and Opportunities 

Developing careers in the maritime industry is key to supporting a dynamic and stimulating sector that offers immense opportunities for the ambitious professional. This high-level seminar will identify innovations in training and support for industry entrants throughout their careers, at sea and beyond.

The MNTB session is from 09 30am to 11am and more details are available here

15:00-18:00 Great British Green Tugs: How do we get there? (Chamber/BTA event) 

The Seminar organised by the BTA and others will be looking at the opportunities and challenges in the design, construction, and operation of green hybrid & electric tugs in the UK. 

The Seminar shall commence at 15:00 and concludes at 16:30, with a drinks reception following.

You can register via the Chamber's event page. 


09:00-10:30 Future and Alternative Fuels - What will come out on top? (Chamber event) 

As shipping transitions away from fossil fuels the range of future and alternative fuels is significant but which will succeed is less clear.

With the needs of a tug vessel very different from those of a cruise ship or deep sea container vessel different sectors will need different solutions. The UK Chamber of Shipping is bringing together shipping leaders and advocates for a range of future and alternative fuels to discuss the opportunities and challenges they each face.

This event is at capacity but you can join a waiting list on our website. 

13:00-18:00 WISTA UK Container Stack Collapse and Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Workshop (Chamber speaking) 

At around 2pm the Chamber's Chief Executive Sarah Treseder will provide a keynote address in advance of WISTA's discussions on container stack collapse and lithium-ion battery fires. Sarah will focus on current UK Chamber of Shipping activities. 

WISTA's website has more information.