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

The UK Ship Register, part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for The UK Chamber of Shipping’s first ever Virtual Conference: Creating Pathways to 2030.

The day conference will take place on 11th February 2021 and consist of VIP speeches, Keynote Speakers and Breakout Sessions. The conference’s aim is to generate pathways for the next decade which will enable progress to be measured towards safer and cleaner shipping. The morning’s Breakout Sessions will be split into Technology, Safety, People and Environment

The UK Ship Register will sponsor the Technology Panel, which will consist of Mark Seastron (Maritime & Coastguard Agency), Sarah Kenny (BMT), Nick Chubb (Thetius), Mark Warner (Inmarsat) TBC and Mathias Lindell (Hogia) TBC.

The Panel and those delegates attending will be asked to discuss questions such as:

  • 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?

Commenting on their sponsorship, Dan Vivian from The UK Ship Register said:

“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.”

Tony Jerome, Head of Business Development said:

“We would like to thank UK Ship Register for sponsoring the Technology Panel Debate at the Chamber’s Virtual UK Shipping Conference. This session will look at areas such as autonomous shipping and what resources are needed to develop the fuels of tomorrow. This kind support from the UK Ship Register plays a major role in helping the Chamber to deliver this platform for the industry to debate the key issues impacting the UK Shipping industry over the next decade.”


The Virtual Conference is a full day event and will be moderated by industry expert Paddy Rodgers. Tickets are free for members and £50 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.


If you are interested in finding out more about Gold, Silver and Bronze packages, please contact Head of Membership and Business Development Tony Jerome