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18th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference

Explore consolidation, collaboration and the future of container shipping

12 - 13 April 2016

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel London

The 18th Annual Global Liner Conference, in association with Containerisation International will take place alongside its new sister event, Box Ship Design.
This year come and join us and take advantage of:


Twice the amount of container shipping expertise and number of shipping professionals

hours of networking

Shared opportunities including Network Development Lunch and exhibition area

expert speakers

Twice the number of expert industry speakers

Meet 2 Conference Audiences Over 2 Days in 1 Venue

Send a delegate to both events to receive 20% discount. Email to apply.

Global Liner Shipping agenda at a glance:

  • Alliances revisited - have they had a positive or negative impact on the industry?
  • Freight rate forum – can a new pricing model be found?
  • Shippers’ wish list – what makes a shipper choose one carrier over another?
  • Revisions to SOLAS: the container weight challenge
  • Spotlight on UK port development: the North/South divide
  • Battle of the Canals: Panama versus Suez

View the draft agenda.

Box Ship Design agenda at a glance:

  • Panel discussion - economies of scale: is 24,000 TEU the future?
  • Design solutions lab - leading naval architects come together to discuss the latest innovations in maximising cargo capacity
  • Case study on the MOL Comfort - avoiding future structural design flaws
  • Design Rules Debate - are industry standards up to date with current technological advancements?
  • Crystal ball session – what will containerships look like in the future?

View the draft agenda.

Would you be interested in profiling your company’s thought leadership, latest research or capabilities via a speaking opportunity? Or perhaps you would like to raise your profile and promote your products and services through a tailored sponsorship or exhibitor package? Find out more here.

To find out more on how you can take full advantage of Global Liner Shipping please get in touch with Matthew Jowett-Baker on +44 (0)20 7017 6828 or email

Last year we helped consolidate two days of knowledge-sharing and information-gathering with a visual montage of the conference. See Global Liner Shipping come to life before your very eyes as you take a guided tour through the event as depicted by our Global Liner 2015 resident artist Malte!

View the full infographic here.

Key Speakers Include:

Peregrine  Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, Thomas Miller
Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Risk Management Director

Thomas Miller

Nagy Ahmed Amin  Mohamed, Director of Planning, Research & Studies Dept., Suez Canal Authority
Nagy Ahmed Amin Mohamed

Director of Planning, Research & Studies Dept.

Suez Canal Authority

Patrick   Walters, Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports Group
Patrick Walters

Group Commercial Director

Peel Ports Group

Kim Fejfer, Chief Executive Officer, APM Terminals
Kim Fejfer

Chief Executive Officer

APM Terminals

New & Enhanced Networking for 2016

Benefit from shared interactive formats for both Global Liner and Box Ship Design attendees:

  • Think and tech tanks – hear about a selection of topics including high performance ships
  • Pub quiz- have a beer and try and outsmart your peers!
  • Electronic polling - throughout the conference take the opportunity to cast your vote on the most important industry questions
  • Discussion coffee corners – join one of the optional break time sessions on LNG as a fuel and ULC vessels

Find out more here.

Shippers & Carriers VIP Platform

Shippers & carriers attend this event for free as VIP guests and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience in 2016. VIP relationship management is a key part of what makes the Global Liner & Box Ship Design event unique and so valuable to our partners.

Find out more here