Getting to LISW21


By Air

London is served by a range of international and regional airports, all with quick and frequent transport services to Central London. Please see their websites for further details:

London Heathrow -
London Gatwick -
London City -
London Luton -
London Stansted -

By Train

Nearest rail station to the Conference Venue is Vauxhall and nearest rail station to the Gala Dinner is Greenwich Station.

By Bus

The nearest bus station to the Conference Venue is Vauxhall Bus Station and nearest bus station to the Gala Dinner is Romney Road.

By Tube

The nearest underground station to the Conference Venue is Vauxhall (Central Line) or Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line). The nearest underground station to the Gala Dinner is Cutty Sark on the DLR

LISW21 Conference Venue

​International Maritime Organization
4, Albert Embankment
United Kingdom

For further information on the venue please click here

LISW21 Gala Reception and Dinner Venue

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road
SE10 9NF

For further information on the venue please click here


We provide LISW21 attendees with discounted rates at hotels across London for the week of LISW21.
For more information please click here


Covid-19 – Cancellation Policy 2021

We are continuously monitoring the Covid-19 situation across the world and assessing the potential impact on each of our in-person events.

If you have already registered and paid to attend one of Shipping Innovation’s official events but are subsequently informed by the authorities in your country of residence that you are not permitted to travel abroad at the time of that event, you will be given the opportunity to transfer your registration to a rescheduled date (should rescheduling be possible) but should you find that you are unable to attend on the new dates for any reason – and are unable to transfer the registration to a colleague – Shipping Innovation will refund your registration fees in full.

We are working closely with our hotel and venue partners to ensure that our clients are not exposed to any financial risk should they be obliged to cancel. However, any hotel cancelations will be at the discretion of the hotel, rather than Shipping Innovation.

Shipping Innovation reserves the right to require proof of vaccination status and/or a recent negative Covid-19 test and to request a temperature test on arrival at the event, in line with any local Government guidelines. We will also follow all local Government guidelines with regards to social distancing, participant numbers and sanitisation standards.

Please note these guidelines are subject to change but you will be made aware of any implications ahead of time.

WiFi @ the LISW21 Conference and Dinner

There will be a dedicated LISW21 WiFi network available in the Main Hall kindly sponsored by The Baltic Exchange. Full details of how to access this will be included in your joining instructions.

Visa Requirements

You may need a visa to come to the UK as a visitor. Please check carefully because there are some exceptions.

Should you require a visa, Shipping Innovation can provide you with a letter which details the reason for your visit to the UK. This can be used as evidence of who invited you to the UK when making your application. In order for us to provide this letter, please send us (via email to events@shippinginnovation) details of:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Who your passport was issued by
  • Your passport number
  • The issue date of your passport
  • The expiry date of your passport, and
  • The address of the embassy/ consulate to which you will make your application.

Once this information is received we shall produce this letter and email a pdf of it directly to you (using the email address given on your registration form).

PLEASE NOTE: A print out of the pdf will be accepted by the Embassy/Consulate and therefore we do not post copies out to you.

Useful Links:

Cards Accepted

Major cards are widely accepted by establishments in the UK.


The UK unit of currency is the pound sterling (£).


English is the primary language, although London does have a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.


230V - outlets are quite often controlled by wall switches. They are not always "on". 240V may also be found although 230V is the official voltage.


London has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures

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