Marintec China 2015 will be held from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4 in Shanghai. With increasing worldwide recognition and reputation throughout the past three decades, the exhibition is attracting an increasing number of high-profile exhibitors and visitors from around the world.
Being the most recognized maritime trade show in Asia, Marintec China is definitely an international marketplace for buyers to source from international sellers showcasing their latest marine, ship design, offshore engineering and port technology.
From Nov. 3 to Nov. 6 this year, Europort, organized in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1100 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world's leading maritime meeting places.
The 8th Co-operation Forum opened in Singapore on Oct. 5 to discuss challenges faced by the maritime industry including cyber security and the trend towards a sustainable global maritime transport system.
The second day of the two-day forum saw the launch of a hydrographical survey of the straits of Malacca and Singapore previously reported by IHS Maritime. This is a joint venture by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, backed by Japanese finance and technical expertise.
Singapore minister of state Josephine Teo, who officiated at the forum, noted the importance of the survey in "one of the busiest and most important shipping lanes in the world", through which about one-third of the world's traded goods pass.
Andrew Tan, chief executive of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), reviewed Singapore's recent role in navigation safety. In 2014, the MPA launched an industry-wide maritime safety campaign to foster a culture of safety among seafarers and users of the straits of Malacca and Singapore. This August, the authority established the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council to promote safety at sea at a national level.
"The incident rate at the port of Singapore is one of the lowest, with 0.005 incidents per 1,000 vessel traffic movements last year, compared with 0.008 in 2013," said Tan.
The 2015 Co-operation Forum attracted more participants than ever: more than 150 from 40 countries and organizations.
Many prominent members of the UK shipping community met with the prime minister yesterday morning at 10 Downing Street to kick off London International Shipping Week.
The meeting was designed to explore new ways of promoting economic growth in the UK, with the government keen to bolster the sector. On the agenda were reforms of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, the need for a more proactive and commercial ship register, and continuing issues faced by companies in providing visas for top international talent.
UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Guy Platten commented, "We know that the UK needs to up its game as a major maritime player – and today we've explained clearly to government how they can help us do that. I believe strongly that a growing flag, competitive ship register and dynamic workforce will prove to the world that the UK remains the home of international shipping. The challenge is ensuring government, with our support, delivers on those aims.
The meeting came before the launch of the Maritime Growth Study, a new report intended to identify new ways of growing the UK shipping industry.
Baltic Exchange chief executive Jeremy Penn said, "I am really very pleased at the level of attention that our industry is gaining from the highest levels of government. A government that understands the needs of international business is vital to our continued success."
Since its inception in 2000, the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition (PACIFIC) has continued to expand. The number of commercial maritime and naval defence industry participants from around the world has grown substantially.
PACIFIC 2015 will be held in Sydney, Australia from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8 this year.
As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, PACIFIC 2015 will again provide the ideal showcase for commercial maritime and naval defence industries to promote their capabilities to decision makers from around the world.
Danish Maritime Days, a major event for the global maritime industry, will be held from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9 this year.
The event is focused on global challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the future.
SPE Offshore Europe will be held from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11 this year in Aberdeen, UK.
SPE Offshore Europe is the largest technical E&P event in Europe, and in 2013, it attracted a total attendance of 63,000+ to see the latest developments across the E&P industry on display and SPE produced conference programme.
London International Shipping Week 2015 will be held from Sept. 7 to Sept. 11.
The event will offer over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.
Maritime Security 2015 West will be held in San Diego, California, U.S. from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19.
Maritime Security 2015 West provides discussion and collaboration on strategies and technologies to counter maritime security threats encountered by governments, law enforcement, and port/terminal owners and operators. Interactive workshop sessions are designed to give all conference participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility, mainly by stressing the importance of collaboration, efficiency, and best practices. Each topic will be addressed by relevant perspectives of those who have implemented successful strategies and technologies in their maritime security operations.
Marintec – South American Maritime Exhibition for Shipbuilding, Platform and Maintenance will be held at SulAmerica Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during Aug.11 to Aug.13, 2015.
As part of the UBM/Seatrade portfolio, Marintec South America is a trade-show for anyone who wants to stay ahead in the maritime market.