Welcome to the Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL)

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

Waves Group become SPNL Sponsors

SPNL is pleased to announce that Waves Group have joined us as SPNL Corporate Sponsors

Clyde & Co – SPNL Event 2019

SPNL would like to thank global law firm Clyde & Co for hosting and sponsoring a very successful event at their offices in the City of London.

SPNL – New LinkedIn Company Page

You may already be familiar with the SPNL's hugely popular LinkedIn Group...

Mazars Event 2019

SPNL would like to thank Mazars for hosting and sponsoring such a successful event at their offices next to the Tower of London.
LISW SPNL 2019

London International Shipping Week (LISW) – SPNL Event Dates Announced!

The SPNL is proud to be an official Supporting Organisation of London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2019 The dates...

Women in Maritime Profiles SPNL Chair Patricia Schlotmann

SPNL Chair Patricia Schlotmann has been profiled by Women in Maritime as part of their project highlighting women in the shipping industry in honour...

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) – SPNL Prizewinner 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Mokhtari, the 2018 winner of the coveted SPNL Prize at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers awards held at Trinity House. Sarah...

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...