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11- 13 May 2020
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall,
Hamburg, Germany

Global Liner Shipping CONFERENCE

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways. Right now it's moving towards safe, seamless and efficient seafreight. And it's moving fast, are you ready?

2 day conference dedicated to discussing everything from 2020 sulphur regulations compliance, container trade statistics, container safety, cyber-security, digitalisation and much more. Join the business' heavyweights at the annual meeting of the Liner Shipping industry.


If you work in the industry, government or academia, or outside the maritime sector and want to share your knowledge and experiences with the liner shipping community, then we are looking for you! 

The deadline for the call for papers is November 1st.


A new generation of sustainability in shipping is unfolding and you are a part of it. But are you leading or following? At Global Liner Shipping, leaders of change met to answer questions about the structure of supply chain strategy, the nature of strategic alignment, and the logic of future visioning exercises.

The 2020 sulphur cap ripple effect

One year away from some of the biggest, most significant regulatory changes in liner shipping, we asked 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 future of competition law

The prospect of another regulatory change in 2020 introduces new threats and opportunities to the players in the shipping industry who are now called upon to give their views on the legal framework exempting liner shipping consortia from the EU antitrust rules.

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. 

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.

Industry standardisation

Many companies have been paving the way for digitalisation, standardisation and interoperability in the container shipping industry. The timing is right, as emerging technologies create new customer friendly opportunities. Is the promise of digitalisation starting to bear fruit?

Global Liner Shipping in numbers

Shippers, freight forwarders & carriers
Expert speakers

Main concerns in next 5 years for container shipping

With so many changes happening in the maritime industry, what are the key issues the experts are keeping an eye on?


VIP Relationship management is a key part of what makes our events so unique and so valuable to our partners. In 2019, ship-owners, beneficial cargo owners (shippers) and freight forwarders attend this event for free as VIP guests and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience. Terms and conditions apply.

To see if you are eligible for a free place please contact Ellen Minshull at


Global Liner Shipping is now a CPD certified event. Attendees of the conference will be able to claim up to 18 CPD points for their activity.

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