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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 25 August 2023

As we approach the long weekend we have updates on a new sponsor for our Autumn Lunch and how you can submit your questions for the panellists at our events at LISW.

We also have information about the Chamber's Plastics Working Group and Offshore Panel meetings. 
There are lots of events taking place over the next few weeks, including an Introduction to Shipping Course and our Safety Culture Conference. You can read more about all of these, including how to register, in the events section of the Bulletin. 

Chamber's Plastics Working Group Update

The Chamber's Plastics Working Group will meet again on 29 August in preparation for the Chamber and International Marine Purchasing Association's (IMPA) joint initiative at LISW.

Scheduled for 12 September as 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.

If other members would like to join future Plastics Working Group meetings, please contact the Policy Director for Environment, Francesco Sandrelli.

Submit your questions for our LISW events

We are keen to hear from members on the questions they would like to see asked at our two events during LISW.

Our Tuesday event focuses the crucial role of strong and sustainable trading relationships and how to ensure trade helps, rather than hinders, global resilience. Later in the week we are bringing together shipping leaders and advocates for a range of future and alternative fuels to discuss the opportunities and challenges they each face.

To submit your question please email the Chamber's Director of Communications Tom Bartošák-Harlow by 1 September.

More information about both events is available on our website.

Sign up to next Offshore Panel

Members are invited to register for the next Offshore Panel, which will take place virtually on 31 August via Microsoft Teams at 14:00.

The Panel is open to the full Chamber membership with an interest in offshore matters and areas of policy.

More details, including how to register, are on the Chamber's website.

Red Funnel to sponsor Autumn Lunch

We are delighted to announce Red Funnel will be sponsoring the Autumn Lunch. Commenting on their sponsorship Red Funnel said:

"Red Funnel is proud to sponsor the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Autumn Lunch and welcoming guests to the Solent region.

The lunch is a great opportunity to take part in thought provoking discussions about the maritime and shipping industry and to network with people who will shape it’s future".

Hosted at the wonderful Harbour Hotel is Southampton, approximately 100 guests from the shipping industry will have the opportunity to hear from the Chamber’s President and Senior Management team at a pre-lunch Q&A session, network over a few glasses of fizz and enjoy a delicious three-course meal.

To buy your ticket please visit the Chamber website.

Chamber Future Fuels event at LISW - waiting list now open

As our event on future fuels has now sold out we are operating a waiting list for those who would like to register their interest to attend should further spaces become available.

To be added to the waiting list please visit the Chamber website and click on the register button. 

Latest member updates

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Upcoming Events

In-person: Safety Culture Conference 

The event aims to build on the acclaimed 2022 conference in Liverpool, which focused on the role of top management in determining safety culture. The theme for this year’s two-day conference will be “Establishing a Learning Culture”, with interactive presentations from experts from inside and outside the maritime sector.

Join us in person on 3 and 4 October 2023 at the Harbour Hotel in Bristol. 


LISW event: Future and alternative fuels - what will come out on top?   

The range of future and alternative fuels as shipping decarbonises is significant but which will succeed is less clear.

The UK Chamber of Shipping is bringing together shipping leaders and advocates for a range of future and alternative fuels including, nuclear, methanol, hydrogen and ammonia to discuss the opportunities and challenges they each face.

The event is free but places are limited.


LISW event: Building resilience through trade  

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.

The event is free but places are limited. 


LISW event: Great British Green Tugs 

The British Tugowners Association (BTA) in collaboration with British Ports Association (BPA) is hosting a joint seminar for London International Shipping Week (LISW) on construction and operation challenges faced by green hybrid & electric tugs in the UK.

Kindly sponsored by Harland & Wolff who recently launched a consortium to build green tugs, we will hear from them as well as leaders and experts across design, battery manufacturer, vessel ownership, port infrastructure and finance.


15th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum

Capital Link, in collaboration with the London Stock Exchange, will host a Shipping and Marine Services forum on Tuesday, 12 September.

This event draws one of the highest concentrations of shipping company executives during the LISW23, aiming to provide investors with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets and cover topics of critical interest to industry participants, financiers and investors.

To read the full agenda and register for this free event, visit the Capital Link event page.

Autumn Lunch 2023 

The Chamber has just launched its annual Autumn Lunch at the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. There will be an opportunity to ask our President Graham Westgarth questions during our Q&A, followed by a three courses lunch.

Click below to book your table or tickets.


Introduction to Shipping Course

The Chamber’s Introduction to UK Shipping online course is an engaging online snapshot which will give participants an understanding of how the UK shipping industry operates, the regulations, constraints and current issues.

Participants will learn from a variety of subject matter experts on regulatory, business, political, legal, employment and training in the shipping industry. The course will be up to date with sessions on current issues.

Join us on Monday 25 September.


Maritime Labour Convention 

The Chamber will be hosting an online-only training course on Monday 30 October 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.

The course will be presented by Tim Springett and Hannah Gilbert of the Chamber.


BTA Safety Seminar 

The Annual Safety Seminar of the British Tugowners Association will take place on Thursday 16 November 2023 at Insurance Hall, London.

The Seminar will examine recent incidents, discuss accident prevention, and hear from tug experts, insurers and investigators. With an audience of tug masters, pilots, marine superintendents, P&I clubs, lawyers, workboat crew, harbour masters and others, the aim is to inform, discuss and share best practice.

The day will run from 0900-1600 with lunch and refreshments provided