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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 12 April 2024

Welcome to this week's Bulletin.

This week we announced a new sponsor for the BTA conference taking place next month. There is still time to get your tickets for what promises to be an excellent event.

Elsewhere, the Chamber has presented at a seminar on decarbonisation organised by one of our members and the International Chamber of Shipping is encouraging shipping leaders to respond to their annual Shipping Barometer Survey.

We also have a number of interesting events coming up, including our Summer Lunch in Edinburgh where we only have a few tickets left. 

New sponsor for British Tugowners Association Conference and Dinner

We are delighted to announce BMT as the Silver Sponsor of the BTA Conference and Dinner taking place on 1 May.  BMT is a maritime-orientated high-end design house and technical consulting firm driven by a passion for solving complex, real-world problems.

Dr Phil Thompson, Director - Maritime Simulation, Training at Surveys at BMT said:

“It's great once again to be participating in the upcoming BTA conference.

It's an exciting opportunity for us to engage with industry leaders and share insights on shaping the future of multi-stakeholder training. We're eager to discuss best practices that empower professionals to access top-tier training resources. Additionally, we'll delve into the realm of digital forensics, exploring invaluable lessons from past incidents to enhance future tug and pilotage operations.”

You can find out more about BMT on their website and can still book your tickets for the BTA conference.

Chamber speaks at beyond fuel seminar

Earlier this week the Chamber's Policy Director for the Environment Francesco Sandrelli spoke at the beyond fuel seminar organised by Chamber member Williams Shipping

The seminar aims to reduce carbon emissions and embrace sustainable practices for the maritime industry by exploring new strategies.

Francesco updated delegates on the UK regulatory framework, biofouling management and offshore charging infrastructure.  You can read more on the Chamber's LinkedIn page.

To find out more about these issues please contact Francesco.

Meeting with Wera Hobhouse MP

On Tuesday the Chamber met Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP.

The meeting, part of the Chamber's political engagement work, was a chance to discuss with Wera the immediate priorities of Chamber members in key areas such as decarbonisation and trade. The Chamber has a number of similar meetings arrange over the coming weeks to ensure that politicians are fully aware of the priorities of the shipping industry both in the short term and after the next General Election.

If you would like to know more about the Chamber's political engagement work please contact Tom Bartošák-Harlow.

Have your say - ICS Barometer Survey

Closing on 19 April the annual ICS Barometer Survey is designed to gather the strategic thoughts and views of maritime leaders (C-Suite) across the world.

The year-on-year findings will help shape strategies when engaging with key stakeholders and leaders in government allowing the sector to reach out to those beyond the traditional shipping communities and communicate in one unified voice what our industry needs.

The UK has traditionally had a strong response rate so please do respond before the survey closes next week.

Take the survey

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Upcoming Events

UK Chamber of Shipping Summer Lunch July 2024

The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce that this year’s Summer Lunch will take place at The Signet Library in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 2 July 2024.

Located in the heart of the Old Town, just off the Royal Mile and next to St Giles’ Cathedral, the Signet Library was described by George IV as “the finest drawing room in Europe” and will allow the Chamber to host more than 200 guests in June.


Shipping UK Conference

Taking place on 8 October 2024 at the QEII Centre, Westminster is the Chamber's first ever conference.

With sessions focusing on supply chains, tourism, data and people as well as keynote addresses from leading industry figures the conference will bring together the industry to discuss the challenges it faces and importantly the solutions that are required.

Early bird tickets are now on sale with Chamber members benefitting from a discount

Tickets on sale

Maritime Labour Convention Online Course

The Chamber will host an online-only training course on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC); how it has come to be the fourth pillar of international regulation for shipping, alongside SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW. Join us on Monday, 29 April, from 09:30 - 12:30.


British Tugowners Association Conference and Dinner

Golf at the Drift Club will take place on 30 April 2024. AGM, Conference & Dinner will take place on 1 May 2024.

The AGM, Conference and Dinner provides an ideal time for delegates to meet, exchange ideas and network.


Navigating Certification of Marine Fuels 

The UK Chamber of Shipping, in collaboration with Danish Shipping, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, and the Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association, is pleased to extend an invitation to an exclusive webinar focusing on the Certification of Maritime Fuels. The webinar will take place 15th of April from 13:00 till 14:30 (GMT).