UK Ship Register is a Gold Sponsor for UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

Published: 15/01/2021

On Thursday the 11th Of February, the UK Ship Register (UKSR), part of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be proudly sponsoring the Technology Panel & Breakout Session at the ‘UK Chamber of Shipping’s first virtual conference titled ‘Creating Pathways to 2030

The event aims to get key leaders together to discuss the challenges surrounding the shipping industry. The breakout sessions and VIP keynote speakers will be focusing on how the industry moves forward and measures that progress over the next decade, which will enable shipping to become safer and cleaner.

The breakout sessions are split into three groups – technology, safety and people and the environment. Our experts from across the MCA and UKSR will be contributing over the three different panel sessions.

Brian Johnson, MCA’s Chief Executive will be sitting on the People Panel Debate. Katy Ware, Director of Maritime Services will be offering key insight into the Safety panel. Mark Seatron, Strategic Lead for Maritime Future Technologies will be discussing autonomy and future fuels on the Technology Panel, which UKSR is the Gold Sponsor for.

Here is a flavour of some the of the questions that are going to be addressed during these panel sessions:-

- What are the barriers to delivering autonomous shipping at IMO cat 3 by 2030?

- What are the international barriers to autonomous shipping regulation?

- Is digitalisation an operational panacea for shipping post 2030?

- How will the industry scale project technology to deliver new shipping lines?

- Are there sufficient resources available to develop emerging alternative energy sources for propulsion by 2030?

Dan Vivian, the UKSR’s Commercial Director commented, “We’re delighted to be supporting the technology debate. The UK Flag is supported by wealth of expertise across the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. This unrivalled maritime expertise is already driving research and facilitating the testing of new technology, that is going to see the UK lead the way in maritime innovation and accelerating its implementation and convergence.”

Tickets are free to members and £50 for non-members.

You can book your place and register here.