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As we are London's next generation ambassadors, knowing our proud heritage widens our knowledge, enabling us to better promote London's world class credentials How did the street we walk past everyday get its names? Who lived there and what secrets do they hold? Discover the real secrets which you would…
Two teams have passed the first round of the LISW prize judging panel. We appreciate all the candidates who took part in Tomorrow's Business Solution Award. We found many interesting subjects which will contribute to the development in shipping industry. In addition to the first round SPNL Judging panel, special…
SPNL is pleased to announce that DNV-GL has decided to renew their support as SPNL Classification Partner. 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…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Moore Stephens has renewed their support as SPNL's Accounting Partner. SPNL and Moore Stephens have collaborated on organizing events and confidence survey. We are delighted with their continued support, which supports the shipping industry and young professionals in London. Moore Stephens is widely acknowledged…
Claudio Chiste (SPNL Chairman, Left) and Jos Standerwick (Director of Development for the Mission To Seafarers, Right), shortly after the recent SPNL fund raising effort which raised £750. Day and night, the Mission is on call for seafarers in 250 ports worldwide for the 1.3 million seafarers. Seafarers seek our…
SPNL is very pleased to present the LISW Tomorrow's Business Solutions Award 2017, addressed to the next generation of shipping professionals for the best business concept which would bring a positive impact to the global shipping market.The shipping industry has a rich tradition and heritage that is manifest in all…
SPNL is once again proud to be the Supporting Organisation of 'London International Shipping Week' 11-15 September 2017. LISW17 will feature over 160 industry functions and networking opportunities in London during the week of 11-15 September, 2017, attended by leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry. The overarching…
Informal 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…
SPNL is pleased to announce that MAZARS and LOC have decided to renew their support as SPNL Corporate Sponsors. Mazars provide strategic advice and practical support to the shipping sector. And LOC (London Offshore Consultants) is a leading international marine and engineering consultancy to the world's shipping and offshore energy…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Spinnaker has renewed their support as SPNL's Recruitment Partner. The Spinnaker-SPNL tie up has resulted in a number of successful placements for our members via our networking platform. We are delighted with their continued support, which in turn supports the next generation in their…
SPNL is pleased to share HKTDC's invitation to the seminar on "Opportunities for Maritime Services under the Belt & Road Initiative" to be held on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 ,at DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London. The seminar is organised by Cass Business School, Hong Kong Maritime and Port…
The Mission to Seafarers Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place just before the Christmas break at its headquarters at St Michael Paternoster Royal Church, London.

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We have come nearly to the closure of the year and the SPNL team wishes to thank all our members, sponsors and supporters for an excellent 2016. Thank you! This has been a fantastic and busy year for us, having organised 4 well attended events and supported many others. We…
Today most of the world's maritime centres have young shipping professional networks.... But how did they come about? How did it all start? Who started it? Meet the man who re-invented how young people in the shipping industry get together... the founder of the first ever young shipping professional network,…
SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, is holding their 6th Annual Operational Excellence & Maritime CSR Forum at One Moorgate Place, London on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. For further information on the event and registration CLICK HERE.
Thursday, 27 October 2016

Maritime London and SPNL sign MoU

Maritime London and the Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation between the two associations at Mansion House on the 24th October.The MoU outlines mutual co-operation between the members of the two organisations towards the promotion and enhancement of London, and the rest of…
The SPNL prizewinner winner for the top London-based ICS results is Marcus Chew, Paccship (UJ) Ltd. On receiving his award, Marcus said:" I am proud to win the SPNL award, my family is equally proud of this achievement". Marcus entered shipping two years ago following his graduation from Manchester University.…
SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, is holding their 9th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum at One Moorgate Place, London on Wednesday 5th October 2016.For further information on the event and registration CLICK HERE.
We are pleased to share this invitation to the Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's (ICS) London and South East Branch Autumn Seminar being held at The Baltic Exchange on September 22nd. In the seminar, industry experts will discuss the key aspects and recent developments in BIMCO contracts, dry bulk market and…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Maples and Calder, a leading international law firm who advise on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, have decided to renew their support as SPNL Corporate Sponsors. Maples are also proud sponsors of our last three AGM +…
Sunday, 28 August 2016

New Board elected at 2016 AGM

New Board elected at AGMThis year's AGM formed the 2016/2017 SPNL Board consisting of previous years' board members as well as fresh blood joined members.The newly elected 2016/7 Board is as follows:
This year's Baltic Exchange Chairman's Cocktail Party was given on Wednesday 11th May at Christ Church Spitafields attracting over 600 members and guests. SPNL were present in this spectacular event and had the chance to meet with a wide range of professionals across the maritime community.
Held at the Guildhall, London on 6th May the evening was billed as "The Pinnacle of Maritime Success"... The evening did not disappoint!  Thank you to Maritime London for this invitation.   Congratulations to all the winners! Click Read More for more photos.
Friday, 06 May 2016

EU Breakfast Briefings

The UK Chamber of Shipping, Our Honourable Affiliate, will be hosting two breakfast briefings on the EU referendum, with senior speakers from both sides of the debate. SPNL members are welcome to attend this breakfast, to register CLICK HERE.
Go on – we dare you! The Mission to Seafarers challenges cyclists and runners to take to the road in support of seafarers this summer. Have you just taken up cycling and feel it is time to put your pedal power to the test? Are you a seasoned club cyclist…
The SPNL is the proud winner of the 'Best Shipping Network' category at this year's Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards. The TFG Shipping Awards recognise exceptional candidates driving the global maritime, shipping and transport sector. SPNL received particular acknowledgement for their work in promoting London to the world and nurturing…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Spinnaker has renewed their support as SPNL's Recruitment Partner. The Spinnaker-SPNL tie up has resulted in a number of successful placements for our members via our networking platform. We are delighted with their continued support, which in turn supports the next generation in their…
SPNL used the informal End of Year Drinks to muster up some energy – just before the Christmas break – to raise some funds for a worthy cause. SPNL members contributed to a collection putting them in line to win a prize generously donated by Dion St Pauls wine bar,…
SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Marine Money, to hold their 7th Annual London Ship Finance Forum at the Dorchester, Park Lane on Wednesday 27th January 2016.For more info Click Here. 
The SPNL is proud to announce this year's " SPNL Graduation Award " to the top Plymouth University Student. The ceremony was held at Plymouth University September 22rd in recognition of the top dissertation in the field of maritime-related business. The accolade was awarded to Hui Ting Chong, BSc (Hons)…
The SPNL Prize to the ICS student with the highest mark average achieved in London was awarded to Christopher Dodds, shipbroker from Clarksons Platou
SPNL presented Lord Mountevans of Chelsea with the London International Shipping Week-SPNL plaque, depicting Tower Bridge with drawbridge in the open position. As the Thames River was the historical key trade route for the nation's capital, symbolically representing that London is "Open For Business".
SPNL is proud to have done its part in promoting the UK as a world-class maritime centre. The official London International Shipping Week (LISW15) maritime business services promo video, which is hosted by the UK Shipping Minister, Robert Goodwill MP, also features Jeremy Penn (CEO Baltic Exchange), Marcus Bowman (President…
Investment decisions are frequently determined on how upbeat or downbeat an investor is, John Maynard Keynes called this "Animal Spirits". Moore Stephens has tried to capture this by way of a quarterly survey to produce a confidence index. There are numerous such indices produced, but the Moore Stephens Confidence Index…
Tuesday 8th September will see representatives from young shipping professionals' groups from across the world come together in London to debate what lies ahead for the next generation of the industry. The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL), London's own meeting place for young shipping professionals, is holding its biggest event…
With London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2015 now only days away and deadlines fast approaching, we want to make sure that everyone coming to London for the week has the information available. Besides our SPNL event (which by now you have probably already registered for our SPNL event on the…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015

New Board elected at 2015 AGM

New Board elected at AGMThis year's AGM saw the biggest change in the Board of SPNL since its inception, with more than half the Board changing as fresh blood joined and some long-standing members standing down. The newly elected 2015/6 Board is as follows:
SPNL is pleased to announce that Mazars has decided to renew their support of as SPNL as Corporate Sponsors. Mazars first sponsored our second AGM back in 2012 and has been supporting us since. We are delighted with their continued support.
Thursday, 04 June 2015

ICS 18th June – Branch BBQ

Overlooking the River Thames from the terrace at The Doggett’s Coat and Badge public house, our annual London and South East Branch Barbeque will be held on 18th June. Now a traditional part of the London maritime social calendar, Fellows, Members and students can enjoy an evening of catching up…
SPNL is once again proud to be the Supporting Organisation of 'London International Shipping Week' 7-11 September 2015.London International Shipping Week - Propelling World Trade is a new and important industry event focusing on London's Vital role in the positive development of global shipping. For the event website Click Here
We are delighted that Moore Stephens have renewed their sponsorship of SPNL. Moore Stephens have also confirmed that they will be sponsoring one of the exciting events we have lined up this year!
England’s South-West region has added SPNL’s south-west mentee-branch, the Shipping Professional Network South West (SPNSW) to its rich maritime heritage, which is embodied in both the great marine industry and Plymouth University’s world-class teaching.
Here is your chance to participate in the sixth annual Norton Rose Fulbright Way Ahead Transport Survey. The survey aims to identify the emerging trends and chart future developments within the aviation, rail and shipping industries. To partcicpate in this short questionnaire, CLICK HERE
We are delighted that DNVGL have renewed their sponsorship of SPNL. We look forward to working together for the next year!
'Opportunities to Work at Sea' will be the theme for this year's Seafarers Awareness Week (20-28 June 2015), aiming to not only raise awareness of Britain's dependence on seafarers but also to highlight the many career possibilities the maritime world offers young people.
In addition to running high quality and educational events 'for and by' young maritime professionals in London, the SPNL is also proud to be the representatives and a forum for the young shipping professionals in the challenging issues they face in early stages of their professional careers.
The SPNL wishes to thank all our supporters, members and sponsors for an excellent 2014. Thank you! This has been a fantastic and incredibly busy year for us, having arranged 7 well attended events and released the much awaited SPNL FutureLondon report. We are committed to the next generation of…
SPNL is pleased to announce that MeteoGroup has decided to renew their support of as SPNL as Corporate Sponsors. MeteoGroup sponsored our very first AGM back in 2011, we are delighted to still have them as a strong supporter.
We are pleased to share this invitation to the Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's (ICS) latest seminar which is being held at The Grange Hotel on November 19th. You are welcome to come along and support the London ICS branch, a small charge is being made. Learn the latest news on…
The SPNL Prize to the ICS student with the highest mark average achieved in London was awarded to Jason Taylor, an aspiring shipbroker.
SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, to hold their 4th Annual International "Shipping & Offshore Forum" at One Moorgate Place, London on Tuesday 4th November 2014. For further info CLICK HERE
The SPNL is proud to announce this year's " SPNL Graduation Award " to the top Plymouth University Student. The ceremony was held at Plymouth University September 23rd in recognition of the top dissertation in the field of maritime-related business. The accolade was awarded to Zhiyang Xu, BSc (Hons) Maritime…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Gearbulk, the world's largest operator of Open Hatch vessels, has decided to renew their Partner Sponsorship of the SPNL, as SPNL's Shipowning Partner. At our recent event the platform was provided to Gearbulk with the topic focus was their trail blazing Graduate Training Programme…
The SPNL supported the great initiative of Woolly Hat day. Members supported seafarers by wearing a woolly hat our SPNL event, recognising the harsh conditions seafarers are exposed to, in the process raising funds for the Mission To Seafarers for each Woolly hat sold on the evening.
SPNL is pleased to announce that London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has decided to renew their support of as SPNL as Corporate Sponsors. We look forward to working with LOC for what we anticipate will be a rewarding and exciting year!
SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, to hold their 7th Annual International "Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore" Capital Link Forum at One Moorgate Place, London. For further info see: CLICK HERE
SPNL is pleased to announce that Maples and Calder, a leading international law firm who advise on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, as our Corporate Sponsor! Most of you will know Maples as the proud sponsor of our last two AGM + Summer…
The 4th AGM was successfully held with a 'new' Board for 2014/15 being elected. This was followed by our traditional annual Summer Drinks at 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 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 can be used to ensure the best and brightest are attached…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Another SPNL spin-off is launching

We are pleased to announce that SPN Hamburg will be launching on 31st July. After the successful SPNL spin-off launches in Mumbai (SPNM), Copenhangen (SPNC) and North East (N-E), we now welcome Hamburg, the northern European capital of containers and shipping to our network!
Friday, 20 June 2014

New York Meets London

Board members from Young Shipping Professionals New York (YSP-NY) and SPNL caught up in New York, where future collaboration and closer co-operation were amongst the points discussed.
SPNL was very proud to learn of its inclusion in the latest Lloyd's List London map. This map represents all the significant organisations which make up the London maritime cluster. Lloyd's List is the world's oldest daily publication, being established in 1734, to be included amongst centuries old organisations is…
SPNL is pleased to announce that Mazars has decided to renew their support of as SPNL as Corporate Sponsors. We look forward to working with Mazars for what we anticipate will be a rewarding and exciting year!
SPNL is proud to have the SPNL Chairman, Claudio Chiste, feature in the UK Chamber's case studies focused on the next generation. This was published as an official brochure at the recent London International Shipping Week. Download Case Studies  
Jeanius Consulting has been announced as a supporting organisation to the Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) and will provide PR services to support the network as a voice for the youngest members of the shipping community.The Shipping Professional Network London was founded in 2007 as a meeting place for young shipping professionals and…
Monday, 10 February 2014

Sponsorship renewal announcement

We are pleased to announce that the following sponsorship renewals of Moore Stephens as Accounting Partner, DNV as Classification Partner and Spinnaker as Recruitment Partner. We thank our sponsors for their continued support of the next generation in shipping.
SPNL Chair invited to be a lesson reader at the Mission to Seafarers' Festival of Nine Lessons and CarolsThe Mission to Seafarers announced the attendance of key shipping professionals at its annual Christmas service: The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2013.
Sunday, 10 November 2013

SPNL Visits Lloyd's Shanghai

Perhaps not a commonly known fact... The Lloyd's market has provided offshore reinsurance capacity to the Chinese insurance market since the 1970s. Over the decades a relationship of mutual support has developed and in 2000 Lloyd's opened its representative office in Beijing.
Hong Kong's Young Professionals in Shipping Network (YPSN) held their second seminar "Shifting Tides - the future of the Maritime Industry" on Wednesday 6th November 2013 as part of the HKTDC's Asian Logistics and Maritime Week, Asia's largest conference on logistics and maritime services.

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Our 2013 SPNL Prize winner - awarded to the ICS student with the highest mark average achieved in London was Jasmine Hou, an Operations Executive from Pacific Basin Shipping (UK) Limited.Ms Jasmine Hou described the occasion as being her "greatest honour to receive the SPNL award".
The SPNL is proud to announce the inaugural " SPNL Graduation Award " to the top Plymouth University Student. The ceremony was held at Plymouth University September 15th in recognition of the top dissertation in the field of maritime-related business. SPNL Chairman Claudio Chiste, awarded the accolade to Ms Fern…
Investment decisions are frequently determined on how upbeat or downbeat an investor is, John Maynard Keynes called this "Animal Spirits". Moore Stephens has tried to capture this by way of a quarterly survey to produce a confidence index. There are numerous such indices produced, but the Moore Stephens Confidence Index…
Saturday, 10 August 2013

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SPNL is proud to be the Supporting Organisation of 'London International Shipping Week' 9-13 September 2013. London International Shipping Week-Propelling World Trade is a new and important industry event focusing on London's Vital role in the positive development of global shipping.