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24-26 September 2018
Novotel Clarke Quay,

Global Liner Shipping Asia

The business intelligence event for the liner industry in Asia.

Global Liner Shipping will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the DNA of (digital) Shipping, business and strategies, mergers & acquisitions, market consolidation and industry collaboration. Co-located with Shipping2030 where 250+ leaders and innovator will discuss new trends in digitalization.

The numbers that matter

Expert Speakers
Shippers & carriers

2018 event highlights

Vital answers to key questions

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

Focus on innovation and digital disruption

This year we are co-located with Shipping2030 where we dig deep into everything digital: IoT, data analytics, blockchain, smart operations, cyber risks and much more.

Networking: 2 conferences under 1 roof!

Make new connections and expand your network over the 2 days in Singapore, where over 250 decision makers from all sectors in maritime gathered under one roof.

Key Themes at GLS Asia 2018

Business Strategy

Looking at the most efficient strategies for liner shipping, we ask both operators and BCOs about the DNA of alliances and M&As, integration and the impact they had on business operations and the level of service.

Checking in: Applications and Return of Digital Innovation

Operators who have put a lot of money behind digital innovation will discuss tangible results, financial performance and client service improvement. We will look at some of the most exciting tech available for liner shipping.

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’ Forum

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.

(Digital) Supply Chain Management

The digital supply chain: how has the market changed with the emergence of digital freight forwarders, the increase in complexity of services offered by traditional forwarders, and the interjection of carriers?

Supply & Demand, Finance & Investments

Analysts and experts will look at overall as well as segment-level supply and demand dynamics, and investments and finance options to determine what the economic climate will look like for the upcoming 2 years, to help you make better business decisions.

Want to sponsor?

Share your big ideas, engage with 250+ industry professionals, influence your peers, showcase products and services.

Forget off-the-shelf packages, our bespoke solutions are tailored to meet the needs of individual company strategies, priorities and budgets - download our sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities guide here for more info. 

2017 highlights video


Maritime blog

Interviews with speakers, videos from past events & other industry insights - this is your go-to place for maritime & shipping related content


We asked for honest confessions from those who attended the 2017 Shipping2030 & Global Liner Shipping Asia conferences, including representatives from CMA CGM, BTS Tankers, NileDutch Singapore, and many more, on why they decided to come to our events. 

Find out the top 7 reasons why they chose to attend, and decide for yourself whether you can afford to miss out on these events!


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