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13 -15 May 2019
Atlantic Kempinski Hotel,

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?

Join the business' heavyweights at the annual meeting of the Liner Shipping industry.

2 day conference dedicated to discuss everything from 2020 sulphur regulations compliance, container trade statistics, container safety, cyber-security, digitalisation and much more!


The Global Liner Shipping are very proud to announce that we will be hosting the newly formed Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) Launch Party during our Global Liner Shipping Europe Conference in Hamburg this year.

What to expect?

The 2020 sulphur cap ripple effect

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 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?


Join us on 13 May for our Pre-Conference Summit: Building the Sustainable Supply Chain: The roadmap for 2020!

Agenda highlights:

  • Technical and investment considerations for New Build vs Retrofitting
  • The North Sea/Baltic Sea case study: LNG Supply Chains and the development of LNG as a shipping fuel in Europe
  • Technology to enhance energy efficiency in ship operations
  • Carriers’ Roundtable: The economy of compliance
  • Shippers' Roundtable: New contracts in the era of sustainable shipping -  moderated by Bjorn Klippel from TIM CONSULT. CHECK ELIGIBILITY HERE

Who attends?

48% of attendees in 2018 were shipowners, shippers and freight forwarders.

Can you afford to miss an opportunity to meet them?

Past 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.

Global Liner Shipping in numbers

Shippers, freight forwarders & carriers
Expert speakers


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.

For further information on CPD accreditation please visit:


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?

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