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Shipping set to debate ‘code red’ climate change issues ahead of COP26

As a landmark United Nations climate study declares “code red for humanity”, maritime leaders are set to discuss how the shipping industry can play its part in meeting global targets, just two months ahead of the crucial COP26 talks in Glasgow.

Examining the core question: “Is shipping ready for the outcomes of COP26?” industry leaders will consider key factors which will help or hinder shipping as it navigates through the political, technological and economic challenges of creating a sustainable, carbon free and economically viable future.

Tim Wilkins, Environment Director and Deputy Managing Director of INTERTANKO, will moderate the debate, which takes place during the headline conference of London International Shipping Week (LISW21) being held at the London headquarters of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation on Wednesday September 15.

Anticipating a meaningful debate, he said: “COP26 represents an opportunity for shipping to demonstrate how it contributes to the fight against global climate change, identifying sustainable solutions to meet humanity’s climate goals. It is vital that our industry makes a meaningful contribution to this dialogue and focuses carefully on what messages to send to world leaders in Glasgow and this debate will be an important precursor to those high-level discussions.”

For more information or to attend the conference, entitled: Driving Growth In A Disrupted World, visit the website:



Marine Tours has shown its support for one of the maritime industry’s biggest events by becoming a Bronze Sponsor of London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21).  
The leading Greek travel management company will host its webinar ‘Crew Changes: The Challenges and the Regulatory Impact of Vaccination programmes’ at 3pm UK time on 13 September during this year’s hybrid event.
“We are excited to sponsor LISW21, which promises to be the largest and most important London International Shipping Week to date,” said Konstantinos Oikonomou, Marine Tours’ CEO. 
“As a leading travel management company with more than 40+ years of deep-rooted experience in the marine and offshore travel industry, we are committed to supporting the shipping community and truly value being part of the maritime ecosystem.
“For LISW21, we look forward to connecting with current and prospective clients, participating in stimulating talks and getting together with the global maritime community for the first time since the pandemic began.”
Sean Moloney, Director of Shipping Innovation, owner and manager of LISW, said he was delighted to welcome Marine Tours onboard as a sponsor for this year’s event, which takes place from 13–17 September.
Founded in 1980, Marine Tours has evolved into a travel management company that helps crew and shipping executives reach marine and offshore destinations. It also specialises in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry, and is one of the Greek market’s largest producers of airline tickets.       
LISW21 is a hybrid event with attendees able to join in person or virtually. The LISW21 Portal, a hub for attending or hosting events online, visiting virtual exhibition stands or networking with other attendees, extends this year’s LISW to a far wider international audience than ever before. 
Virtual visitors to LISW21 will need to access the event via the official LISW21 Portal. Register here for free:  
More information about getting full access to the hub, which is now live, and tutorials about how to use it can be found here:
LISW21 is on track to host more than 150 events and activities as well as holding its influential Headline Conference, which this year takes place at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on the banks of the River Thames on Wednesday 15 September. Register here for the conference:


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