Welcome to SPNL – Shipping Professional Network in London

FOR young professionals BY young shipping professionals

“The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) is London’s own meeting place for young shipping professionals. The SPNL enjoys significant industry support, with industry backing from the UK Chamber of Shipping. Through our regularly organised events, we aim to bring together young professionals from all aspects of the industry to network, socialise and learn more about the industry we proudly form part of.

Our events offer members the opportunity to hear expert opinions on topical issues by industry respected leaders, from various fields in the maritime industry. These fields range from the bunker industry, ship valuation, maritime law, ports, piracy, ship classification, shipping finance, maritime economics, research and much more. Being a member of SPNL not only provides you with a ticket to these informative presentations from industry leaders, but also a multitude of networking opportunities.
See you at our next event!

LATEST NEWS - Announcements & Press Coverage

New Chair and Board members elected at 2018 Annual General Meeting

The SPNL is delighted to announce the election of its first female Chair, Patricia Schlotmann. Patricia has served on the board since 2017 and replaces outgoing Chair, Claudio Chistè.

Inmarsat – Digitalisation in Shipping

The SPNL were excited to welcome Inmarsat as new event hosts on the occasion of our 75th event. The topic focused on the digital...

Superyachts: how important are they to the shipping industry and today’s economy?

There was a fabulous turnout for Event 74 held by our annual event sponsor Clyde & Co. The evening took the form of a...

SPNL is recruiting! Express your interest today!

We are looking for hard-working and committed new board members for the ‘Events Associate’, ‘Members Associate’ and ‘Treasurer‘ roles.

The Shipowners’ Club – New Corporate Sponsor

The SPNL is delighted to announce that The Shipowners’ Club has agreed to be a new Corporate Sponsor for the company, further enhancing SPNL’s reputation as the leading ship networking company in London.

The Dry Bulk Market in 2018: Riding a Bull in a China Shop!

Following an upturn in the dry bulk market in 2018, the latest SPNL event involved a panel discussion on the risks and opportunities available and what to expect from the market in the coming year.

Spinnaker – SPNL continued recruitment partnership

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...

SPNL Kicks off the first event of 2018

The first event of the 2018 calendar saw SPNL corporate sponsor Mazars host an evening on "Brexit and the City: Impacts on Shipping, Finance and Global Mobility".

The Mission to Seafarers’ Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2017

SPNL Board and members attended The Mission to Seafarers’ Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SPNL Board

End of Year Message from the SPNL Board The SPNL thanks all our sponsors, supporters and members for the prosperous 2017. It has been a fantastic...