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"Current Challenges In the Shipping Industry Seminar", sponsored and hosted by Moore Stephens

We are delighted to invite you to our event on Thursday, 15 June 2017, organised with and kindly sponsored by Moore Stephens.

Join our event where Dipak Karki, Head of Financial Advisory & Capital at Galbraith's, will present on the changing world of finance and Christopher Beveridge, Associate Director at Moore Stephens, will present on the General Data Protection Regulation, effective April 2018, and its impact on the shipping community. Cassie Forman, Director at Moore Stephens, will chair the seminar.

  • Cassie Forman – Chair, Director, Moore Stephens. Cassie is a director in the Shipping and Offshore Maritime Group in London. She provides assurance and advisory services to a range of international listed and private shipping and offshore maritime companies.
  • Dipak Karki – Head of Financial Advisory & Capital, Galbraith's Financial Ltd. Dipak Karki has 22 years of banking experience of which 17 years were in ship finance with The Royal Bank of Scotland. He worked directly with over 50 private and publically listed shipping companies totaling US$4.3bn. Dipak worked in Dubai, UAE during 2008 and 2010 as Head of Turkey, Middle East and India. After leaving RBS in March 2015, as Head of Shipping Coverage, America’s, Turkey, Middle East and Asia, Dipak had been providing advisory services to private equity, family offices, ship owners and operators through his own consultancy company for 2 years. This included raising and structuring debt and equity for a variety of maritime projects, reviewing loan portfolios and loan asset buy back purchases before joining and setting up Galbraith’s Financial as Head of Financial Advisory & Capital.
  • Christopher Beveridge – Associate Director, Moore Stephens. Chris specializes in advising and assisting Shipping clients on data protection and privacy issues which includes the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This involves educating organisations on the subject, writing and advising on privacy policies and procedures, and the general management of these activities across any organisation. He also has considerable experience of delivering controls assurance and SOX compliance services to shipping companies as part of his Governance Risk and Assurance role.
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About Moore Stephens:

Moore Stephens helps clients thrive in a changing world. With over 75 years’ experience in the shipping industry, Moore Stephens is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading shipping accountant and adviser. Our objective is simple: to provide all the support and guidance needed to deal with new risks and opportunities. We provide easy access to the right people, so decisions can be made quickly and confidently. Core services to the shipping industry include audit, accounting, tax, risk and systems assurance, shipping finance, restructuring & insolvency, wealth management and dispute advisory. If a business or their personal interactions need to expand, we’ll make it happen – coordinating advice from a network of offices throughout the UK and in more than 100 countries.

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About Galbraith's Financial Ltd:

Galbraith’s has been at the forefront of shipbroking since 1847 and we are one of the longest established and most respected shipbroking houses in the world. Our aim is to fulfil all of our clients’ requests with the same level of dedication and expertise regardless of project size and location. With our Headquarters in London and offices in New Delhi, Rio De Janeiro, Shanghai and Oslo, Galbraith’s is well placed to service the needs of all our clients. As a member and shareholder of the Baltic Exchange, the London Tanker Brokers' Panel, the Worldscale Association (London) and the Ship Valuation Panel, the company has excellent input to key industry bodies.

If you are interested to attend, please confirm your attendance by completing the on-line registration form.

With our best regards,

Claudio, Valentina, Chris, Nicholas, Lisa, Nicola, Ioanna, Nick and Park

Date: Tuesday, 15 June 2017

Time:

  • 6:30 pm - Registration
  • 7:00-8:00 pm - Presentations, questions and summary
  • 8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

    Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Venue:
Moore Stephens LLP
150 Aldersgate Street
London EC1A 4AB

 

Event date: 15 June 2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 15 June 2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

We are delighted to invite you to our event on Wednesday 8 March 2017, hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping and kindly sponsored by BIMCO.

Join our event where Mr. Aron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology and Regulation at BIMCO, will present on "Industry Initiatives on Cyber Security". It will be very interesting to investigate and understand how ships nowadays encounter cyber attacks and which are the industry's actions towards eliminating this problem. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

The evening will begin with a welcoming speech by Mr. David Balston, Director of Policy at the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Following the presentation and Q&A session, join us for networking drinks where you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers of the evening as well as many other industry professionals. We recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards!

We would appreciate if everyone interested to attend the event register on-line to confirm your attendance to the event.

Photographer: Lucy Navas

About BIMCO:
bimco logoBIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. BIMCO'S global membership includes ship-owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
BIMCO's vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global industry and their mission is to provide expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to their members' businesses.
For more information visit: http://www.bimco.org

With our best regards,
Claudio, Valentina, Chris, Nicholas, Lisa, Nicola, Ioanna, Nick and Park

Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - Registration
7:00-8:00 pm - Welcoming Speech and Presentation, Q&A
8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

To register: Visit www.spnl.co.uk/events

Venue: UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street,
London SE1 9EQ

Event date: 08 March 2017 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: UK Chamber of Shipping

hktdcInformal networking evening with delegates of Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

SPNL had a great informal networking evening following the event of "Opportunities for Maritime Services under the Belt & Road Initiative" on 28th February 2017 at Sky Lounge Bar in Double Tree by Hilton, London. It was a great opportunity to promoting relationship between London and Hong Kong shipping professionals. Many thanks to SPNL members and delegates of Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and Hong Kong Trade Development Council for the great evening. Click read more to view photos.

We share some of the event photos below.

 

Event date: 28 February 2017 6:00 pm
Location: Skylounge DoubleTree by Hilton

It is our pleasure to invite you to The Mission to Seafarers annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in association with Ince & Co, on Tuesday 6 December 2016. This is always an excellent occasion with very strong representation from the shipping industry and beyond. The church is normally full to the rafters, and we hope that this year will be no exception. The attendees of the Festival will be fortunate to have The Mission to Seafarers President HRH The Princess Royal reading a lesson. Other notable readers include; The Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Admiral Lord West, author of Deep Sea Foreign Going -Rose George, CEO of BP Shipping - Susan Dio and from our lead sponsors Ince & Co - Partner & Global Head of Shipping Captain Faz Peermohamed.

Tickets are going fast, so if you would like to attend, please email as soon as possible with you and your guest's details and the most suitable address to send your tickets.

Tickets' price is £28 per person. SPNL are offering tickets at a discounted rate of just £10 per person to the first 15 members to register.

For more information on the service, please visit: missiontoseafarers.org

EMAIL event@shippingnetwork.co.uk to make a booking!

Event Details:

  • Guests are to be seated by 18:15
  • Tuesday 6 December 2016
  • St Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, London, EC4R 2RL

The service will be followed by a festive drinks reception, until 21:00, at Skinners' Hall.

SPNL will be offering complimentary refreshments around the corner after the event.

We look forward to the prospect of meeting you all there!

With our best regards,
The SPNL Team

Event date: 06 December 2016 6:15 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £28.00
Location: St Michael Paternoster Royal

We are delighted to invite you to our event on Thursday, 24 November 2016 organised with and kindly sponsored by LOC and Mazars. The role of the technical and financial experts in marine claims, disputes and litigations will be examined and case studies of their work will be discussed.

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Our speakers will be:

  • Guy Dewdney – Associate Naval Architect at LOC
    Presentation: "Forensic Engineering in Marine Claims"
  • Neil Fletcher – Director in Forensic and Investigation Services team at Mazars
    Presentation: "The Bloodhound – The role of a Forensic Accountant & Investigator in shipping incidents, Case Study discussion"

 

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Time:
6:30 pm - Registration
7:00-8:00 pm - Presentations, questions and summary
8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Venue:
Tower Bridge House
St Katharine's Way,
London E1W 1DD

Event date: 24 November 2016 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Mazars LLP

AGM Start: 17:30
Summer Drinks Start: 18:30

Sponsored by Maples and Calder
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Summer is here and as every year the SPNL is pleased to invite you to the AGM and Annual Summer Drinks 2016. Maples and Calder are kindly sponsoring this event which will be held on Wednesday, 24th August 2016, at the London Wall Bar & Kitchen.

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The event will kick off with the AGM which will summarise SPNL activities and highlights of the last year and elect the new board. Following that, Matthew Gilbert, the head of London office BVI team at Maples and Calder, will give an interesting presentation about Maples and Calder.

image003The evening will continue with our Summer Drinks. This year's venue is located in the heart of the City next to the fascinating London Museum, and has a big terrace which we are sure will reinforce our enthusiasm for networking with fellow members and guests and create the joyful atmosphere that summer requires.

The evening's sponsor, Maples and Calder, is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional and business clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Maples and Calder has offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

This is a great opportunity to meet a wide range of professionals across the maritime community and make interesting contacts. Please confirm your attendance on-line so that we can make the necessary arrangements, especially for our ever popular Summer Drinks party. We reserve the right to cap the number of attendees, so please sign up early.

Event date: 24 August 2016 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: London Wall Bar & Kitchen

Event panellists as follows:

  • The Shipowner – Nic Reardon Smith, Director, d'Amico Tankers
  • The Charterer – John O'Neill, Managing Director, Hartree Partners
  • The Shipbroker – Stavroula Betsakou, Head of Tanker Research, Howe Robinson Partners

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Photographer: Claudio Chiste / Nick Chapman

Location:

Watson Farley & Williams LLP
15 Appold Street
London EC2A 2HB
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Event date: 06 July 2016 6:30 pm
Location: Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Shipping and Safety Review 2016 – focus on cyber security – Sponsored by Moore Stephens LLP

We are delighted to invite you to the event on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 organised with and kindly sponsored by our partner, Moore Stephens LLP.

Photographer: Sam Armstrong

The topic of the event is Shipping and Safety Review 2016 – Focus on Cyber Security.

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Safety and Shipping

Our speakers are:

  1. Capt. Rahul Khanna - Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting at Allianz Global who will present the findings of the Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality's annual Shipping and Safety Review of trends and developments in shipping losses and safety.
  2. Steve Williams – Partner Governance, Risk and & Assurance at Moore Stephens LLP who will present on Cyber security.
  3. Cassie Forman – Director Shipping & Offshore Maritime at Moore Stephens LLP will chair the event and Q&A sessions.

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Time:

  • 6:30 pm - Registration
  • 7:00-8:00 pm - Presentations, questions and summary
  • 8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Venue:

Moore Stephens LLP
150 Aldersgate Street
London EC1A 4AB

Event date: 13 April 2016 6:30 am
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

Wista logoYet another successful year is coming to an end.

To celebrate, SPNL is happy to announce a joint "End of year drinks" event with WISTA.

Before we break for Christmas and the New Year, we would like to invite you to kick start the festive season.

Please join us for this informal event to socialise and have a drink with fellow maritime professionals.

**About WISTA: Women's International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA) is an international organisation of women working in the shipping industry. Members include naval architects, maritime lawyers, ship's engineers, insurance and sale and purchase brokers, claims adjusters and many others working both directly in the industry and providing services to the industry.

We reserved an area in Dion bar next to St.Paul's and look forward to having a celebratory drink with you...See you all there!

Photographer: Valentina Nikiforova

Event date: 15 December 2015 6:00 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Dion

MAZARSponsored by Mazars

Our speakers will present on the different yet important topics:

  • Jake Storey, TRACE International - Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
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  • Howard Shaw, Mazars LLP – Update on anti-corruption & whistleblowing services
  • VesselsValue – Valuations in the Shipping and Maritime sector
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  • Mazars LLP – Valuing shipping groups, analysing the recent published values and transactions

Address: Mazars LLP, Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1DD

Photographer: Lucy Navas

Event date: 19 November 2015 6:30 pm
Location: Mazars LLP

In support of the 2nd London International Shipping Week (LISW) we are delighted to invite you to
SPNL's EVENT OF THE YEAR 
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
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Kindly sponsored by DNV-GL, Bibby Ship Management & BIMCO.

Venue: The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, London, , WC1B 4DA (near Holborn tube station)

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The theme of the evening is "Showcasing the Next Generation in Shipping". For this we have invited representatives of well established young shipping professional organisations from around the world!

Photographer: "Budget Photographer London" (www.budgetphotographerlondon.co.uk)



The evening will commence with a panel discussion on the future of the maritime industry with an international line-up of speakers, focusing on a range of topics. Speakers representing key maritime locations will discuss subjects including the challenges facing the logistics and shipping industries, to what is being done to attract talent within their respective maritime centres. The aim is to encourage an engaging debate between the younger members of the audience and the more established.

Following the panel discussion there will be networking drinks, with a celebratory ambience and special entertainment lined up to "set the scene" (we don't want to say too much and ruin the surprise!)

16:45  – Registration Opens
17:10  – Panel Discussion
19:00 - 22:00  - Networking Drinks ~ "With a British twist"

Free (numbers are limited, be sure to register early)

The panellist line-up is as follows:

  • Robin King (Moderator)
    representing the Baltic Exchange
  • Jeroen Hollebrands
    Copenhagen (Denmark) - (Chair of SPN Copenhagen, known locally as SPNC, works at Maersk)
  • Isabel Dressel
    Hamburg (Germany) - (Chair of SPN Hamburg, known locally as SPNH, works at TB Ship Management)
  • Tabitha Logan
    Hong Kong – (Board member of Young Professionals in Shipping Network, known locally as YPSN, works as a Chartering Manager at Asia Maritime Pacific)
  • Mira Milouseva TBC
    Athens (Greece) - (Board member of Young Shipping Professionals of Greece, known locally as YSP-Greece, works at London P&I)

 

We look forward to celebrating London International Shipping Week (LISW 2015), and showcasing the next generation in shipping and the broader UK Maritime industry with our fellow shipping professionals from around the world.

Click on our event sponsors below for more information about them;
DNV-GL 
Bibby Ship Management
BIMCO

Make sure your name is on the Guest list - REGISTER NOW

NOTE: This special event is OPEN to ALL members in the shipping industry, whether you are a London-based young shipping professional or an overseas and more established shipping professional... let’s celebrate together! 

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Event date: 08 September 2015 5:00 pm
Location: The Bloomsberry Ballroom

MAPLESSponsored by MAPLES and Cadler

We are delighted to invite you to SPNL's 2015 Annual Summer Drinks Party on Thursday, 6th August 2015, kindly sponsored by Maples and Cadler.

Photographer Sam Armstrong


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The Annual Summer Drinks will be preceded by the AGM, where we will be summing up the year that has passed and elect a new board.

After the AGM, Matthew Gilbert, the head of London office BVI team, will make a presentation about Maples and Calder DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION.

For the rest of the evening, we will be having our traditional Summer Drinks Party at Little Ship Club, the members club excellently positioned on the River Thames next to Southwark Bridge, in the heart of the City of London. We look forward to enjoying the annual Summer Drinks with our fellow SPNL'ers overlooking the River Thames in these fine surroundings. This year to lead us into our Summer cheer by way of a toast, we are delighted to have Julian Bray, TradeWinds Editor-in-Chief, who has been a big supporter of SPNL over the years.

Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional and business clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Maples and Calder has offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

We would appreciate if you could sign up on-line to confirm your attendance so that we can make necessary arrangements, especially for our ever popular Summer Drinks Party. We reserve the right to cap the number of attendees, so please sign up early. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc, Nicholas, Aleksandra and Nancy

Event date: 06 August 2015
AGM 17:15 pm
Summer Drinks 18:30 registration
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Little Ship Club
Bell Wharf Lane
Upper Thames Street
London EC4R 3TB

Event date: 06 August 2015 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Little Ship Club

Clyde & Co"Impact of oil price volatility on the shipping market"

We are delighted to invite you to an event on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 organised with and kindly sponsored by Clyde &Co LLP.

Join our panel discussion on the impact of oil price volatility on the shipping market with delightful industry speakers:

  • Stuart McAlpine – Partner at Clyde & Co LLP who will chair the discussion and provide an overview of the impact of price movements on the shipping industry;
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  • Caleb Raywood – General Counsel, Sea Trucks Group who will address the position shipowners are finding themselves in; and
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  • Adam Byrne – ING Bank, Managing Director - Adam will discuss the effect on financing opportunities.
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Followed by a general discussion chaired by Stuart McAlpine

Photographer Myak Homberger

Clyde & Co LLP
Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors.

We advise businesses that are at the heart of worldwide commerce and trade.

Our combination of sector expertise, commercial attitude and in-depth regional understanding provides a unique perspective.

Sea Trucks Group is an international group of companies offering offshore installation, accommodation and support services to the Oil & Gas industry worldwide. Sea Trucks Group has been providing marine services to all major oil and construction companies in West Africa since the late 1970's and currently services clients around the world in shallow and deep-water projects with subsea construction and SURF solutions to accommodation hook-up and fabrication activities.

ING Bank is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services. ING Bank draws on experience and expertise, commitment to excellent service and their global scale to meet the needs of a broad customer base, comprising individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, institutions and governments. They believe all sustainable progress is driven by people with the imagination and determination to improve their future and the futures of those around them. ING empower people and organisations to realise their own vision for a better future – however modest or grand. ING's purpose therefore is: Empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.

We would appreciate if everyone interested to attend the event register on-line to confirm your attendance to the event. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.
With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc, Nicholas, Aleksandra, Nancy, Rahul and Chris

Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Time: 
6:30 pm - Registration
7:00-8:00 pm - Panel discussion, questions and summary
8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Venue:

St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch,
London EC3A 7AR

Event date: 22 July 2015 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Clyde & Co

We are delighted to invite you to an event on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 organised with and kindly sponsored by our partner, Moore Stephens LLP. Our speakers will discuss:
"The investigation and handling of maritime claims and experts witness work involved on financial and technical sides of a dispute"

Speakers (click to view profile):

Photographer Lucy Navas

 

Moore Stephens is the UK's 9th largest independent accounting and consulting association, providing sensible advice and tailored solutions to help clients achieve their commercial and personal goals. Our success stems from our industry focus and we are widely acknowledged as the world's leading shipping accountant and adviser, demonstrated by a net book value of vessels audited of over US$ 20 billion. Our services to the shipping industry include business structures, audit and assurance, shipping finance, tax, IT & financial systems, business development services and shipping litigation and arbitration. With member firms in many of the principal shipping locations across the globe, we are able to provide a truly international service to our clients.

Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm delivering advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum. With experts all over the world, each of the firm's marine teams (yachts, shipping, cargo and logistics, commodities, personal injury and regulatory) works closely with an international network of maritime lawyers, marine surveyors, investigators and loss adjusters to provide complete marine legal service.

London Offshore Consultants Limited is an independent marine and engineering consultancy and survey organisation, providing high quality services to the shipping and offshore energy industries. LOC business focuses on all aspects of transportation and construction in the marine environment and upon the accidents and disputes that sometimes arise. With the team of over 350 professionally qualified personnel, LOC provides broad experience to P&I clubs, marine and energy insurers, energy companies, ship owners and charterers, admiralty lawyers and government bodies.

We confirm receipt of a number of registrations to this event and look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

We would appreciate if everyone interested to attend the event register on-line to confirm your attendance to the event. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.
With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc, Nicholas, Aleksandra, Nancy, Rahul and Chris

Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Time: 

  • 6:30 pm - Registration
  • 7:00-8:00 pm - Presentations, questions and summary
  • 8:00-9:00 pm - Networking drinks

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Venue:

Moore Stephens LLP
150 Aldersgate Street
London EC1A 4AB

Event date: 30 June 2015 6:30 pm
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

Registration starts at 18:30
Event starts at 19:00

We are delighted to invite you to our first event this year which will take place on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 organised together with and kindly hosted by The Baltic Exchange.

Photographer Lucy Navas

We are proud to present our keynote speaker - Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange who will be presenting:

  • the history, role of the Baltic Exchange and the latest developments; and
  • the position on the EU Benchmark regulation and ESMA relaunching under MiFID II.


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Jeremy Penn was appointed Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange in 2003. Previously he was Managing Director of Reuters Asia and was appointed to Reuters Executive Committee in 1996. He is a non-executive Director and Treasurer of Maritime London. He is Vice-Chairman of Maritime UK. He was educated at Warwick School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford and at Harvard Business School.

The Baltic Exchange is the world's only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative shipping contracts.
The Baltic Exchange is the world's leading source of independent maritime market data. Its information is used by shipbrokers, owners & operators, traders, financiers and charterers as a reliable and independent view of the dry and tanker markets (http://www.balticexchange.com/).

We would appreciate if everyone interested to attend the event register on-line to confirm your attendance to the event. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc, Nicholas, Aleksandra and Nancy

Event date: 25 February 2015 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 25 February 2015 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Baltic Exchange

Another successful year is coming to an end and the SPNL board is happy to announce the "End of year drinks" event on 26 November 2014 as a thank you to all the members, sponsors and contributors .

The festive period is fast approaching and many of us will have various social events to attend during December. In order to beat the queue and also kick start the festive season please join us in this informal event to socialise and have a drink with fellow maritime professionals.

It will be wonderful to see you there!

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Event date: 26 November 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 26 November 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Wine Tun (Davy’s)

We are delighted to invite you to an event on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 which will also feature our Shipowning Partner, Gearbulk, the world's largest fleet of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch craned vessels. This event is kindly sponsored by SETEL. The evening promises a strong focus on the "new generation", both in terms of young shipping professionals and technology! Gearbulk will be presenting on their Graduate Training Programme (for the recent graduates who have started their lives as young shipping professionals), and Setel on the new generation of power line communications, which provide networks on- board ship.

We are proud to announce our speaker line-up as follows; 

  • Sebastian Moore - CEO, SETEL
  • Sara Hay-Jahans - Graduate Program Manager, Gearbulk (UK) Ltd
  • Representative of Metro Bank

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SETEL is one of the leading telecommunications companies in the UK specializing in connecting people on air, land and sea and has been at the forefront of telecommunications offering impartial advice for over 10 years. SETEL is looking after the land-based satelite communications needs for over 2000 tankers, dry-cargo and container ships. Setel is also managing the landline communications for over 300 hundred UK and international businesses. For more information see www.setel.co.uk

Gearbulk (UK) Ltd. is the UK agent of the Gerabulk group of companies. Gearbulk provides high quality shipping services to various industries worldwide. We operate the world's largest fleet of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch jib craned vessels, transporting unitised cargoes such as forest products, non-ferrous metals and steel. Gearbulk also transports conventional bulk cargoes and operates terminals. For more information see www.gearbulk.com

Metrobank despite the post-recessionary period Metro have bucked the trend by expanding on average one new branch per month. In what we expect to be an entertaining introduction, SPNL's new account bank will be sharing how they "rewrote the banking rules".

We would appreciate if you could register on-line to confirm your attendance to the event. We reserve the right to cap the number of attendees. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc, Nicholas, Aleksandra and Nancy

Event date: 22 October 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 22 October 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Metro Bank

Sponsors: Moore Stephens LLP

Topic: Shipping and offshore maritime – The New Frontiers

  • Scottish independence: the industry's view
  • The changing landscape of Greek shipping
  • The offshore industry and ultra deep water
  • Shipping and the British Virgin Islands

Speakers:

  • Cassie Forman - Director, Moore Stephens LLP - Click here for profile.
  • Michael Kotsapas - Partner, Moore Stephens LLP - Click here for profile.
  • Gregory Brown - Transaction services, Infield Systems Limited
  • Matthew Gilbert - Maples and Calder

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Event date: 10 September 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 10 September 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

Sponsored by MAPLES and Cadler

We are delighted to invite you to SPNL's 2014 Annual Summer Drinks Party on Tuesday, 12th August 2014, kindly sponsored by Maples and Cadler.

The Annual Summer Drinks will be preceded by the AGM, where we will be summing up the year that has passed and elect a new board. After the AGM, Matthew Gilbert, the head of London office BVI team, will make a presentation about Maples and Calder. For the rest of the evening, we will be having our traditional Summer Drinks Party on the 12th floor Skylounge terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton, next to the Tower of London. Apart from stunning views of Tower Bridge, this venue also boasts the longest "living wall" in Europe!

Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional and business clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Maples and Calder has offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

We would appreciate if you could sign up on-line to confirm your attendance so that we can make necessary arrangements, especially for our ever popular Summer Drinks Party. We reserve the right to cap the number of attendees, so please sign up early. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

With our best regards,
Claudio, Magda, Valentina, Marc and Nancy

Photographer Lucy Navas

Event date: 12 August 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 12 August 2014 11:00 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Skylounge DoubleTree by Hilton

Host / Sponsor: MAZARS

We are very pleased to have Howard Shaw (head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption) as keynote speaker presenting on 'Anti-bribery and Corruption in the Maritime Industry' for this event.

MAZARS will also speak about the benefits to business of transparency in relation to human rights, as well as developments in respect of the interface between human rights and the maritime sector" This will be presented by Neil Hutchison, a manager in the Human rights team.

MAZARS have kindly made available their conference suite where the presentations and networking event will be held.

We would appreciate it if you could sign up early to confirm your attendance for this event so that we can make necessary arrangements. We anticipate our July event to be very popular and reserve the right to cap the number of attendees. To secure your place, please sign up early. You will be notified by email a few days before the event if you have been successful in securing a place. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

Photographer Lucy Navas

Event date: 02 July 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 02 July 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Mazars LLP

Sponsored by DNV-GL and hosted by UK Chamber of Shipping.

  1. Navigating the raft of coming regulations in a cost effective way
  2. Alternative fuels and niche solutions/ new technologies
  3. Reducing operating expenses to increase competitiveness
  4. Conclusions

Click Here to DOWNLOAD PDF Presentation

 

Talk for 20 -30 minutes and then Q&A

 

We are delighted to invite you to the next SPNL's event for 2014 on , 10th of June sponsored by DNV-GL and hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping.

We are very pleased to have had Mr. Martin Crawford-Brunt (UK Country Manager) as keynote speaker for this event.

Organised as an independent, autonomous foundation, DNV-GL balances the needs of business and society, based on its independence and integrity. With its objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV-GL serves a range of industries, with a special focus on the maritime and energy sectors. Established in 1864, the company has a global presence with a network of 300 offices in 100 countries, and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

We would appreciate it if you could sign up early to confirm your attendance for this event so that we can make necessary arrangements. We anticipate our June event to be very popular and reserve the right to cap the number of attendees. To secure your place, please sign up early. You will be notified by email a few days before the event if you have been successful in securing a place. This is a great opportunity to meet interesting industry professionals and we recommend you to arm yourself with a sufficient number of business cards.

Event date: 10 June 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 10 June 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: UK Chamber of Shipping

We are delighted to invite you to the first SPNL's event of 2014 on Thursday, 24th of April sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright and BIMCO.

We are very pleased to have Mr. John Denholm (President of BIMCO & Chairman and Chief Executive of J & J Denholm Ltd) and Mr. Graeme Brown (External Relations Officer of BIMCO) as keynote speakers to this event. The topic: "The history of Denholm and the BIMCO story from a shipowners' perspective".

Time: 18:30 registration – 21:30

Cost: Free for members (£15 for non-members)

Photographer Lucy Navas

Event date: 24 April 2014 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 24 April 2014 9:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £15.00
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sponsors: Bibby Ship Management

Our members and guests were pleased to hear views and opinions on the next generation in shipping and the future of maritime London straight from the prominent leaders of the shipping industry and experts in their fields:

  • Sir Michael Bibby Bt., Managing Director, Bibby Line Group Limited; and
  • Marcus Bowman, the upcoming President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and partner at Holman, Fenwick, Willan (HFW)

Event date: 03 December 2013 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £25.00
Location: UK Chamber of Shipping

As a Thank You gesture to the participants in the SPNL FutureLondon initiative, a guided walk to discover London's maritime past was arranged. Sure, we all know about Lloyds of London and the Baltic Exchange, but with a global maritime history spanning back centuries... there is so much more. Who better to lead the way than Sean Gay, a qualified City of London Guide currently with Footprints of London, who has an extensive maritime background. He is also a liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.

The main purpose behind the SPNL FutureLondon initiative was to develop insights and generate ideas from the future leaders of shipping, and to use this to ensure London maintains its status as a key global shipping capital. The insights could be used to ensure the best and brightest are attracted to London. This would generate quality jobs in the greater London area and contribute to an increased diversification of sources of London's business revenue. The preliminary findings are to be released on 3rd December at the next SPNL event hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping, with the full report due for general release mid-2014.

For the full write-up on this event, see article in the press: http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2013/11/29/spnls-future-london-initiative/

Event date: 19 November 2013 6:30 pm
Individual Price (free for members): £25.00
Location: City of London

Sponsors: KRS Marine Services

Following on from last year's inaugural port visit to Bristol, this we decided to venture to the North East of England to PD Teesport. SPNL'ers enthusiastically journey a total of 13 hours (6.5 hours one way), to visit PD Teesport then meet North East England's young professionals for what was the official launch of the SPN-NE (North East) branch!


Event date: 25 October 2013 12:00 am
Location: Tees Valley Unlimited Cavendish House

Sponsors: Spinnaker Consulting (Recruitment Partner) & DNV (Classification Partner)

This event is being held as part of London International Shipping Week. This is a new and important
industry event focusing on London's vital role in the positive development of global shipping.

Event date: 10 September 2013 12:00 am
Location: The Old Thameside Inn

Sponsors: Maples and Cadler (Leading Law Firm) & The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry.

We successfully held our 3rd AGM, where we elected our 'new' Board for 2013/4, and summed up the year that passed.
Immediately thereafter, we proceeded to enjoy our traditional annual Summer Drinks at the Oyster Shed (**NEW SPNL VENUE**),
situated on the river Thames with stunning views onto the Shard.

Event date: 15 August 2013 12:00 am
Location: Oyster Shed

Sponsors: MAZARS LLP

Speakers:
• Mark Taylor, Partner, Forensic and Investigation Services at Mazars LLP
• David Hughes, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Litigation Practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
• Simon Cooper, Head of Marine, Aegis London
Bob Neate, Head of Transport & Logistics at Mazars LLP, acted as the moderator.

Event date: 04 July 2013 12:00 am
Location: Tower Bridge House

Sponsor: Investec Bank Plc

Speakers:
Mark Brownrigg (Director-General UK Chamber of Shipping)
Peter Cook (Security Association for the Maritime Industry)
Elinor Dautlich (Holman Fenwick Willan LLP & BIMCO Drafting Group)
David Hammond (Barrister-in-Law from 9BRI & Author of the 100 Series Rules)
Chris South ( West England P & I and BIMCO GUARDCON Drafting Group)
Jeremy Dean, Head of Shipping & Marine Finance at Investec Bank plc, acted as the moderator

Event date: 16 May 2013 12:00 am
Location: Investec Bank Plc

Sponsors: Clyde & Co (Joint Event with Maritime London)

Speakers:
UK Shipping Minister, Stephen Hammond MP

Event date: 01 May 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Clyde & Co

Sponsor: LOC (London Offshore Consultants Ltd)

Speakers:
Peter Holloway ( Group Director at LOC )
Mark Rossiter ( Director at LOC)

Event date: 21 March 2013 6:00 pm
Location: HQS Wellington

Sponsors: Moore Stephens LLP

  • The Importance Of International Structuring For Shipping Companies.
  • Tonnage Tax
  • Current Personal Tax Issues.

Event Chair Richard Greiner ( Partner Moore Stephens LLP)
Speakers:
Louise Higginbottom ( Partner Norton Rose LLP)
Gill Smith ( Partner Moore Stephens LLP)
Lucy Mangan ( Senior Manager Moore Stephens LLP)

Event date: 13 February 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

Sponsor: DNV

Our Speaker Mr Martin Crawford-Brunt included the following Topics followed by Q & A Session.

  • Benefiting the Environment and the Bottom Line.
  • Our Forecast of Shipping 2020.
  • The renewable Industry.

Event date: 07 November 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Southwark Cathedral Library

Sponsor: Clyd & Co LLP

Our Speaker Ms Sandra Sinclair-Hughes included the above topics followed by Q & A Session.

Event date: 11 October 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Clyde & Co

Sponsor: Norton Rose LLP 

Panellist discussion consisting of industry leaders from various fields of shipping.

Event date: 13 September 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sponsor: Mazars LLP

There was an intial formal part of the evening, followed by a fun & celebratory part. For the initial formal part, it was a strictly Members Only event.
Immediately after the AGM, we had our traditional Summer Drinks Party at was has been described as 'the most atmospheric place in London': The Dicken's Inn, in St Katherine's Dock.

 

Event date: 15 August 2012 5:00 pm
Location: Mazars LLP

Sponsors: Little Ship Club / Actus Security

As the global economy recovers from the worst crisis in many years, trade and investment are central to re-generating strong, sustainable and balanced growth in the UK and overseas.
In this context, both Africa and the BRICS nations of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) play a significant role in global trade. South Africa - as the economic powerhouse of Africa and the so-called Gateway to Africa - is the latest entrant to the BRICS (formerly BRIC). According to the IMF the BRICS are to account for 40% of global growth, highlighting their significance.

Event date: 27 June 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Little Ship Club

Sponsor: Navis Consulting - The Maritime Recruitment Specialists

This port visit provided our members with a chance to get out from "behind the desk" to gain insight into how the shipping industry works on a practical level from those who work at the heart of the shipping import and export business.
The visit lasted for a full day - which included travel to / from London, lunch, guided port tour and networking opportunity with the local Bristol Steamship Owners Association... not to be missed! For full details download PDF invitation here.

Event date: 15 June 2012 3:00 pm
Location: Port of Bristol

Sponsor: Moore Stephens LLP

Panellist Discussion & Details:
Ship Valuation Panel, consisting of leading experts in the relevant views from various fields in shipping. On the panel, we will hear the views from the following shipping stakeholders: Shipowner, Ship Valution, Shipping Finance, Ship S&P & Accounting.

Event date: 30 May 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Moore Stephens LLP

Sponsors: TradeWinds / Baltic Exchange

Jemery Penn, CEO of the Baltic Exhange: "FFA, Baltex, Coming of Age?"
Julian Bray, Editor-In-Chief, Tradewinds: "Journalism in the Business of Shipping. Everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask."

Event date: 29 February 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Baltic Exchange

Sponsors: Ince & Co LLP

Informal Christmas Event. Short presentation from Spinnaker Chairman, Phil Parry and Ince & Co, with an introduction to shipping's OSCAR Campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Event date: 15 December 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Ince & Co

Sponsors: Norton Rose LLP

 

Event date: 09 November 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sponsors: Clyde & Co

Details: Shipping Finance Panellist Dscussion
Panellists:

  • Arthur English, Conventional Bulk Director, Gearbulk UK
  • Matt Hannaford, Partner, Transactions Shipping, Clyde & Co
  • Christoph Toepfer, Managing Director, Borealis Maritime
  • Andrew Preston, Partner, Litigation, Clyde & Co
  • Mark Rawson, QSE Manager, Zodiac Maritime Agencies
Event date: 21 September 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Clyde & Co

Sponsors: MeteoGroup

Event date: 17 August 2011 6:00 pm
Location: MeteoGroup

Sponsor: Wikborg Rein LLP

Construction and Financing of Offshore Wind Projects

Event date: 20 July 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Wikborg Rein LLP

Sponsor: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)

Braemer Shipping Services CEO and ICS President Alan Marsh provided his view on the shipping industry (from a broker's perspective) with Tony Dixon, Director of Braemer Seascope, discussing professionalism in shipping.

Event date: 12 May 2011 6:00 pm
Location: ITIC (Thomas Miller & Co Ltd)

Sponsor: London Offshore Consultants (LOC)

Speaker and networking event by LOC on the topic "Maritime Accidents and Casualties" presented by Associate Director of LOC, Nigel James

Event date: 16 February 2011 6:00 pm
Location: Chamber of Shipping, Barbican

Sponsor: Norton Rose LLP

Panellists:
Hans Petter Hoegh, CFO, Gearbulk UK
Federico Barlozzetti, Director, Banca IMI SpA
Jeffrey McGee, Director, SSY
Kirsten Kaare Jensen, Director, Secondwind Shipping
Moderator: Simon Hartley, Partner, Norton Rose

Event date: 10 November 2010 5:00 pm
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sponsor: Faststream

Faststream event to mark the release of their new commercial shipping review with guests from Faststream, Maritime London and SPNL

Event date: 20 October 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Andaz Hotel

Sponsor: Stephenson Harwood LLP

Stephenson Harwood presentied on the topic of Intellectual Property rights in Shipping. This has been a unique opportunity to learn about a key area of the business from the experts in the field... followed by networking food and drinks.

Event date: 29 September 2010 6:00 pm
Location: 1 St Pauls Churchyard

Sponsors: Faststream Recruitment Group and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)

Summer networking and drinks event. Relaxing event at the delightful Devonshire Terrace making the most of the London summer on the outside terrace sipping Champagne and networking. Champagne reception by Faststream, networking drinks and talk about professionalism in shipping by ICS.

Event date: 28 August 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Devonshire Terrace

Sponsors: Cass B suiness School

Speaker and Networking event. UK Ship Register's Paul Fairbrother, UK Ship Register Manager, held an informative presentation on the topic "The flag stage and its role in international Shipping". The event was followed by networking drinks and food at Cass Business School. After the formal part of the event everybody was invited to Corney and Barrow to continue networking in our reserved area of the bar.

Event date: 07 July 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Cass Business School

Sponsors: Wikborg Rein LLP, Det Norske Veritas

Speaker and Networking event. Martin Crawford-Brunt, Manager Classification - UK & Ireland held a very interesting presentation on the topic "Classification Societies in Modern Shipping". The very oversubscribed event was followed by networking drinks and food at Wikborg Rein's new office. After the formal part of the event everybody was invited to Dion to continue networking in our reserved area of the bar.

Event date: 28 April 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Wikborg Rein LLP

Sponsor: ING

Speaker and Networking event. Rory Hussey, Syndicated Finance Managing Director at ING presented on the topic "Calmer seas or Stormy waters ahead – Examining the Syndicated Loans Market". The oversubscribed event was followed by networking drinks and finger food.

Event date: 10 February 2010 6:00 pm
Location: ING

Sponors: Norton Rose, ICAP Shipping

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "Global Shipping Markets: Challenges and Opportunities" by James Leake, Managing Director of Research at ICAP Shipping. Followed by networking drinks and finger food. The co-operation agreement between the SPNL and the Chamber of Shipping was announced at this event.

Event date: 02 December 2009 12:00 am
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sponsor: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "Maritime Insurance – an Overview" by Duncan Southcott, Head of UK Marine for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. Followed by networking drinks at Indulgence Bar.

Event date: 07 October 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Chamber of Shipping, Barbican

Sponsors: Gibunco Group, Peninsula Petroleum

ummer networking party and "end of season" celebration at the delightful location of The Little Ship Club on the north bank of the Thames.

Event date: 20 August 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Little Ship Club

Sponsor: Ince & Co

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "Legal Issues Arising out of the Recession for the Shipping Industry" by solicitors in shipping law James Hickland, Anna Devereaux and David Richards. Followed by networking drinks and canapees at the roof terrace of Ince & Co

Event date: 23 June 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Ince & Co

Sponsor: SPN

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "Ship Valuation - a Necessary Evil?" by Nigel J Thorne, Director of Clarksons Valuations Limited. The talk was followed by networking drinks at Wine Wharf.

Event date: 29 April 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Kaplan Law School

Sponsor: SPN

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "Piracy and Maritime Security" by Risto Talas, former visiting lecturer in Maritime Security Studies at City University London and currently doing a PhD in Port Security efficiency modelling at Cass Business School.

Event date: 25 February 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Kaplan Law School

Sponsors: SPN

Speaker and Networking event on the topic "The Bunker industry" by Alan Ashby of Det Norske Veritas covering fraud and surveying issues and Mikhail Vinogradov of Peninsula Petroleum cover the commercial aspects of the bunker industry. This was our first ever speaker event.

Event date: 04 November 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Kaplan Law School

Sponsor: SPN

Event date: 24 September 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Bar Blue, Vinopolis

Sponsor: SPN

Event date: 06 August 2008 6:00 pm
Location: The Old Thameside Inn

Sponsor: SPN

Event date: 12 March 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Davy's Wine Bar

Sponsor: SPN

Inaugural event and networking drinks. Attendance approx 30 young shipping professionals.

Event date: 05 December 2007 6:00 pm
Location: Davy's Wine Bar