Global shipping attentions will be focused on the UK capital as industry leaders meet in London from September 11 to 15. The Fairplay team will be out in force to capture their views and insights

15 Sep 2017
At a British Ports Association/UK Major Ports Group event in London, the UK’s shipping minister, John Hayes, told delegates that Brexit offered the UK the chance to realign “our maritime industry in the way we choose”.
IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim
14 Sep 2017
Cyber security is possibly the biggest issue facing the shipping industry, with some commentators claiming that cyber crime will have an annual cost of more than USD3 billion by 2020. The industry has been slow to react to the dangers of cyber crime.
Grimaldi Group managing director Emanuele Grimaldi
14 Sep 2017
Italian owner tells Fairplay that concerns over how the UK register will be treated in Europe post-Brexit may prompt it to reflag
BW Group chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao
14 Sep 2017
There will inevitably be bumps in the road, but the sheer momentum of global economic progress implies a very positive outlook for shipping, affirmed BW Group chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao at the London International Shipping Week 2017 conference
14 Sep 2017
The code is aimed at helping UK shipping companies make better assessments on cyber threats and increasing awareness in the maritime industry.


Four seafarer charities discussed the topic of 'fair shipping' during London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17). The debate that followed – in which I was a speaker – elicited strong views, particularly around elements in the supply chain that are beyond the industry’s control.

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