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15 - 16 May 2018
Park Hyatt Hamburg,

Big business, big data, big ideas to stay ahead of the game in liner shipping

What keeps you up at night? Scale, agility, disruption? Knowledge is power! Get up to date at the annual meeting of the liner shipping industry.


Don't miss out the opportunity to network with 150+ maritime professionals

What to expect?

The business operations check-in

One year from some of the biggest, most significant changes in liner shipping, we ask both operators and BCOs about the DNA of alliances and M&As, but mostly about integration and the impact they had on business operations and the level of service

The shippers’ perspective

Moving away from a traditional approach, 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

The ROI of digital innovation

Last year we heard “go digital, or go home!”. This year operators who have put a lot of money behind digital innovation will discuss tangible results, financial performance and client service improvement. This is not about the business case, but the ROI!

Sustainability & LNG propulsion

What is the economy of LNG propulsion for ocean carriers? What infrastructure is already available, and what are the plans for developing it? Could this be a viable solution for a boost in industry's sustainability or will bunkering vs trade routes disqualify it?

Freight forwarders & supply chain management

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? How is the future shipping architecture shaping up and who is likely to lose out?

Market forecasts, 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

Who attends?

38% of attendees in 2017 were shipowners & operators.

Can you afford to miss an opportunity to meet them?

Already registered shipowners, operators and shippers include:

Maersk Deutschland AS & Co KG, Unifeeder Germany Branch of Unifeeder AS, ADM Germany GmbH, E R Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie KG, Aurubis AG, FESCO North-West Europe, Hapag Lloyd AG, Alpek Polyester, Heineken, Lyondellbasell, Maersk, NYK Line (Deutschland) GmbH, MILES GMBH.

Shipowners that attended 2017 conference include: 

2017 shipowner & operator breakdown

VP / SVP / C-Suite
MD / Director / Head of
Business development

HHLA Terminal Tour

Join a bus tour of the HHLA Terminal on 14 of May

Limited places available - tour is free to attend for conference attendees, but places are limited - register your interest during registration for the conference.

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?

Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities

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Terminal sponsor

Day 1 Lunch Sponsor

Day 2 Lunch Sponsor

Keynote sponsor