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John Adams
Chairman/ Vice-Chair at Bahamas Shipowners’ Association / International Chamber of Shipping


John is Managing Director of Teekay Shipping Glasgow, which is one of Teekay’s main operations hubs. He is responsible for long-range planning and future growth and diversification strategies. Teekay Corporation owns and operates a

fleet of 185 vessels and offshore units, with more than 100 under Bahamian Registry.

John has an extensive background in the shipping industry, specializing in Strategy Development and Change Management, and has previously held senior management positions with two leading Shipping Companies – and as an

independent Consultant.

John Adams was recently elected as the new Chairman of the Bahamas Shipowners’ Association (BSA).

Agenda Sessions

  • Chairman's Welcome & Introduction

  • A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE| Building an eco system of shared risks and benefits for ship owners, ship managers and the crew – what is the red thread?

  • OXFORD-STYLE DEBATE| The introduction of automation in global transport will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary

  • What is a digital competency framework for shipping?

  • Stream Recap and Chairman's closing remarks and close of Day 1

  • Chairman’s Intro and Recap Day 1

  • Chairman's closing remarks and close of the conference