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17 -19 September 2019
Novotel Clarke Quay,

Global Liner Shipping Asia

The essential 2020 check-in: The economy of compliance in the era of Sustainable Shipping

Business critical strategies, thought leadership and top notch networking at Asia's leading event for Container Shipping


We have set aside a limited number of free conference passes for ship-owners, shippers & freight forwarders

2019 event highlights

Vital answers to key questions: IMO2020 Check-in

Influential speakers and industry leaders walked delegates through a content packed with carrier case studies, shipper panel discussions, broader keynotes & outsider's view sessions.

Continued focus on solutions and digital disruption

Co-located with Shipping2030, we propose a balanced agenda that will dig deep into everything digital: IoT, data analytics, blockchain, smart operations, eBills of Lading and much more.

Pre-conference Summit: Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Attend this full day pre-conference summit to give you a checklist and benchmark for your business choices in relation to the 2020 regulation.

The numbers that matter

Expert Speakers
Shippers & carriers

Key Themes at GLS Asia 2019

The 2020 sulphur cap: Are you ready?

One year away from some of the biggest, most significant regulatory changes in liner shipping, we ask both operators and BCOs about the ripple effect of the operational choices on business, contract management and customer relationships.

The end-to-end seamless customer experience

What does it mean and what does it take to build a supply chain infrastructure to ensure a seamless customer experience? How are BCOs impacted by the Sulphur Cap? How to address the challenge of transparency? How to do business better?

The Regional Outlook

We close in on the Asian market and opportunities for collaboration and the wider global trade. We will explore in depth the challenges of regional development and what’s up on the horizon.

Shippers’ Roundtable

We bring shippers centre stage to talk about their business, the impact of technology, about their customers and changing markets, to shine a light on their needs now and how they are likely to change in the medium and long term.

Freight forwarders & the sustainable supply chain

A close look at sustainable logistics addressing the operational aspects of sustainable supply chains, and focusing on analyzing the implications of environmental considerations in logistics decisions. Vertical integration, flexibility and transparency of service.

Trade patterns

All the information you need on the container market: trade volumes, the ebbs and flows of timecharter rates, asset earnings, the impact of trade wars and sanctions, availability and costs of bunker fuels, and alternative technologies. 

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2019 Associate Sponsors