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Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.
DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a leading international provider of classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry. At LR, we’re shaping the future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions for our clients every day.
The Standard is a leading International P&I Club providing liability insurance to around 10% of the world shipping. Managed by Charles Taylor, we ‘set the standard’ by protecting, serving and innovating for our members.
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One stop shop for national and international statutory requirements
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Building a better maritime business with owners and operators
Founded in 2007, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has brought about a radical change in the local maritime sector through an extensive range of industry initiatives and regulations which support its ambitious approach to creating a safe investment environment for industry leaders from all over the world.
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PETROCARE Marine Consultants, Inc. delivers a variety of specialized services including Loss Control-Expediting Services, Operators and Schedulers Support, Traders support, consultancy to oil companies, trading entities, ship owners/operators, and Investment Firms. Our procedures ensure we strategically evaluate an operation to prevent our clients exposure to liabilities/claims, which are eradicated or minimized by careful planning and monitoring all activities. The company was founded upon one of our core principles, which is to ensure that the highest standards of integrity, expertise and fully qualified professionals are always offered to our clients on a personal and professional basis. We know that our strength lies in our people, which is why we have placed great importance on assembling the best possible team. Currently Our team consists of ex Mariners, Loss Control Expediters, each with 20 years plus experience within our Industry. Our success has been directly related to the experience of our team members, dedication and integrity.
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HFW is a sector focused, global law firm and one of the world’s leading specialists in shipping, offshore and logistics, insurance, reinsurance and trade. Our shipping lawyers are commercially focused and driven by results providing a comprehensive service to the global maritime business community. Our specialist lawyers add value to their clients because they understand how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional/regulatory work, solving problems in new, better and practical ways.
The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts. Its international community of over 600 Member companies encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct overseen by the Baltic Exchange.
Bureau Veritas is a leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, and is the largest TIC providing classification, certification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries.
The group is listed on the Euronext Paris, belongs to the Next 20 index, and has 69,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories worldwide.
Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market.
With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers in more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress.
Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the few global legal practices able to provide all the services needed by today’s sophisticated shipping companies. Shipping has been at our core throughout our 200-year history. We are one of the world’s leading transport practices.
Pole Star is a privately owned, London headquartered technology company developing innovative SaaS software solutions and APIs for the maritime, banking & finance and government sectors.
ABS is at the forefront of marine and offshore energy innovation. In a constantly evolving industry, ABS assists owners and operators with tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate with greater levels of safety, security and responsibility.
Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages direct investment and helps companies start up, re-locate or grow in our premier jurisdiction. An independent, public-private unit, we connect you to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda government to facilitate ship/yacht registration and domicile decisions.
Braemar Shipping Services PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is an international provider of shipbroking, technical and logistics services to the shipping and oil and gas industries. Braemar’s staff of 1,000 – shipbrokers, surveyors, engineers and logistics experts – are employed in a global network of 70 offices.
Gibraltar, recognised as a Maritime Centre of Excellence, with its unique location at the crossroads of Mediterranean and Atlantic shipping lanes, offers a vital link between all shipping stakeholders in order to deliver the best possible service to visiting ships, in a safe and efficient operating environment. Visit www.gibraltarport.com and www.gibraltarship.com
The Kennedys international insurance team works for London, Lloyd’s and UK marine insurers and reinsurers, and regularly act for international markets in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Many of the world’s largest insurance companies depend on their judgement when faced with complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Moore Stephens LLP is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading shipping accountant and adviser. In their long association with the shipping industry, Moore Stephens LLP has accumulated an unparalleled depth of knowledge and breadth of worldwide experience. That knowledge is demonstrated by the fact that the net book value of vessels audited by Moore Stephens LLP alone is over US$20 billion.
The Shipowners’ Club has been protecting operators of small and specialist vessels for over 160 years. As market leaders we insure over 32,000 vessels, entered through a global distribution network of some 600 brokers. We offer peace of mind to vessel owners, operators and managers through our Protection & Indemnity (P&I) cover and various associated insurances that cover key seafaring industries.
International law firm Watson Farley & Williams is the world’s leading legal advisor in the maritime industry. With more than 150 dedicated maritime legal practitioners in 14 offices across 11 countries, our sector specialists have the legal expertise and industry know-how to advise our clients throughout the maritime sector.
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ATPI Griffinstone specialises in managing the complexity of moving ship’s crews. As international leaders in marine travel, we provide a highly responsive service that focuses cost effectiveness, flexibility and duty of care. British Airways is the UK’s largest international scheduled airline, flying to nearly 200 destinations around the world. Iberia is Spain’s number one airline group and the leader in the Europe-Latin America market. Together, the airlines are part of IAG Group.
Wallem Group is one of the largest and more experienced international providers of integrated maritime solutions with over 110 years of industry expertise and a focus on safety and operational efficiency.
We offer a wide range of quality services to our clients – from Ship Management & Technical Services to Crewing, Ship Agency, Commercial Services and Logistics. Wallem customers benefit from a wide range of in-house services including newbuilding supervision, drydock support, lifeboat maintenance & repair and marine procurement.
Wallem Group is headquartered Hong Kong and has major service hubs in the key maritime markets of Hamburg, Shanghai and Singapore. We have ship agency offices, crew training centres and technical support operations that span 19 countries around the world.
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Clarksons Platou is the lead provider of Chartering, Sale and Purchase, Newbuilding and Demolition for the shipping and offshore industries. Our financial division delivers debt and equity capital solutions and offers debt restructuring, corporate finance and equity research across the global maritime, oil services and natural resources sectors. This is underpinned by world leading data, research and analysis for the shipping and offshore markets.
The Strike Club is the leading specialist marine delay insurer and has been helping its members to protect their revenue and control their costs since 1957. We cover the daily operating costs of ships held up by strikes, port closures, collisions, breakdowns and other unexpected delays.
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Protecting shipowners and charterers worldwide.
One of the world’s leading mutual insurers of third party liabilities for ocean-going merchant ships. Insuring over 235 million tons of merchant ships from 50 countries and supporting claims in 350 ports worldwide, the UK P&I Club sets the standard for insurance and claims handling for shipowners and charterers worldwide.
Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 800 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 21 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
Established to provide shipbroking, chartering and vessel agency services, the Armitt Group now provides global logistics and stevedoring services through terminals on the Thames and Mersey. Specialists in the distribution of steel products (particularly automotive sector coil), bulk chemicals, project and dry bulk cargo. Armitt also owns Mersey Bunkering, a global supplier of marine fuel and lubricants.
AP-Networks has long been the preeminent global benchmarking and assessment firm for capital projects and asset-intensive shutdowns, turnarounds, overhauls, and refurbishments in the energy and petrochemical industries. In the process, we’ve assembled the most comprehensive practice and outcome databases in Industry.
ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. ABP and its customers handle around 92 million tonnes of cargo annually. Together with our customers, we support 84,000 jobs and contribute £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year.
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is an integrated maritime solutions leader, with more than 130 years of experience in the shipping industry. Managing a fleet of over 600 vessels, our 20,000 employees enable the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient ship management services through a network of 10 ship management, 23 crew service and five wholly-owned maritime training centres across the world.
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With our specialist communications expertise, industry knowledge and contact networks, BLUE is the leading global PR and communications consultancy for the marine and energy markets. BLUE is recognised by PR Week as a ‘Top 150 Consultancy’.
Founded in 1903, Brookes Bell provides comprehensive technical and consultancy services worldwide across all the major maritime and scientific disciplines. We enjoy a reputation for being the “go to” firm for expert witness skills, technical dispute resolution, forensic analysis and casualty investigation.
Capital Link is a 21 year old Advisory, Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm with a strategic focus, among other, on the global maritime sector. Capital Link has focused on elevating the profile of shipping to a wider audience around the world, including investors, analysts, bankers, financiers and industry participants.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Columbia Shipmanagement was established in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1978. With over three decades of experience in managing all types of vessels, CSM has become a leading force in its field providing a range of services from technical, crew and commercial management, to new building supervision, consulting and cruise vessel services.
Essex Court Chambers is a leading set of barristers’ chambers, specialising in commercial and financial litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law.
Many of the most recognisable names in shipping litigation and arbitration practised at Essex Court Chambers before accepting judicial appointments, and the current members continue to be regarded as leaders in the shipping field.
The barristers at Essex Court Chambers advise and act in disputes both in the UK and worldwide.
Founded in 1999 Faststream Recruitment Group has grown to become the global market leader in Maritime recruitment with businesses in Europe (UK), Asia (Singapore) and North America (Houston).
Gray Page is a specialist maritime consulting group, with offices in the UK, Singapore and USA. Often working in sensitive, complex circumstances, we assist our clients by investigating cargo theft, losses, damage, fraud and piracy; locating assets, vessels and witnesses. We also help clients prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis events.
Hill Dickinson work with clients across the entire breadth of the marine sector. From leading shipowners, cruise and ferry operators, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, and port and terminal operators, to underwriters and traders, salvors, and the cargo, logistics and warehousing industries. From shippers, traders, commodities end-users and trade associations such as GAFTA and the RSA, to specialist yacht finance houses and banks, owners and borrowers.
Infospectrum provides expert analysis and business intelligence in the arenas of ocean freight and commodities. Both industries suffer major challenges with regard to establishing beneficial ownership, financial strength and market performance. Our products, which range from concise counterparty risk appraisal reports to in-depth due diligence and consultancy, are designed to help our clients assess potential partners and make timely, well-informed credit and commercial decisions.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is the Irish government agency which provides support to national and international maritime businesses in Ireland. The IMDO provides government and industry with a range of information and reporting across the sector and works with international businesses to help them set-up or expand in Ireland. The IMDO is also Ireland’s designated Shortsea Shipping Agency and provides independent advice and guidance on EU funding initiatives.
The Isle of Man Maritime Group are an entrepreneurial group of Isle of Man based organisations with interests in the maritime sector who have come together to showcase the Isle of Man as a leading international maritime centre of excellence.
KVH Industries, Videotel, and KVH Media Group deliver award-winning maritime satellite communications via mini-VSAT Broadband, the No. 1 maritime VSAT network; comprehensive e-learning and training solutions; and licensed news and entertainment content for fleets and crews worldwide.
When it comes to shipping, experience counts. Since 1979, we’ve been a trusted partner to leading organisations within the industry. Combining our expertise with strong collaboration and insight, we deliver a fast, effective response to even the most urgent shipping challenge.
Nautilus International is a trade union and professional organisation representing more than 22,000 maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.Our mission is to be an independent, influential, global trade union and professional organisation, committed to delivering high quality, cost effective services to members and other maritime professionals.
Orka is a Research & Development company that creates and provides training technologies including online learning management systems, computer based training solutions, serious games, virtual reality simulations, augmented reality based modules and mixed reality systems for Maritime Industry.
The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, handling up to £119bn or 17% of the UK’s trade in goods, 5 million vehicles and 12 million passengers. It is also an award-winning cruise port and hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. Other successful businesses include a cargo terminal, a top award-winning marina and several niche activities.
The Thames is the UK’s busiest inland waterway and home to its second biggest port. Use of the river is set to grow markedly over the next twenty years under a ground breaking ‘Vision’ project led by the Port of London Authority.
Widely recognised as one of the leading commercial sets, whose expert barristers practice across all the major business sectors and in a wide variety of jurisdictions all over the world. We have long enjoyed a pre-eminent international reputation for shipping and aviation law; both well-established practice areas within Quadrant Chambers. Our barristers have significant and acknowledged expertise in chancery and commercial litigation and arbitration both in the UK and abroad.
Established in 1997, Quantum Contemporary Art are a London art gallery specializing in figurative painting and drawing. We exhibit work by 30 contemporary artists all over the world at art fairs in London, New York, Miami, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Zurich and Boston.
Reed Smith is a leading international law firm with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. More than 100 maritime lawyers make up our Shipping Practice, spread across offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, London, Piraeus/Athens, Paris, Dubai/Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Singapore.
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the market insights so you can make better informed trading and business decisions. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
A multi-university and cross-industry consortium looking at the future of shipping in a carbon constrained world.
Simpson Spence Young is the world’s largest independent shipbroker. We are agile, responsive, and autonomous with the experience and expertise to provide outstanding client service across the globe.
Spinnaker Global are specialists in shipping, logistics and renewable energy recruitment, executive search and HR consulting.
The Swedish Club was founded in 1872 and is today a leading mutual insurance company, owned and controlled by its members. The Club writes Protection & Indemnity (P&I), Freight Demurrage & Defence (FD&D), Hull & Machinery (H&M), and Hull Interests, Loss of Hire, War Risks and any additional insurance required by shipowners or charterers. It also writes Loss of Hire for Mobile Offshore Units and FPSOs.
Thome Group supplies fully integrated ship management services to the shipping and offshore sectors. With a culture of continuous improvement, Thome Group ensures its clients remain competitive in the global marine market.
V.Group is a leading global maritime service provider, specialising in the outsourced technical management of maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of high value supporting technical, workforce and commercial services.
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TT Club is the leading provider of insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. From the world’s largest logistics companies to individual transport operators – TT Club provide quality tailor-made cover for their members.
ITOPF is maintained as a not-for-profit organisation by the world’s shipowners and their insurers to provide 24/7 technical advice in the event of spills of oil, chemicals and other substances in the marine environment.
ShipMony is a global maritime financial services company; offering products for owners, managers and crew which includes a prepaid Visa payroll card that provides an alternative for crew receiving wages in cash or wired home; and a prepaid Visa purchasing card that provides an alternative way for Masters to pay for provisions, emergency repairs and other ship expenses.