New Board elected at 2017 Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM featured the election of the 2017/2018 SPNL Board which consists of previous years’ board members as well as fresh members. The newly...

MAZARS renews support as SPNL Corporate Sponsor

SPNL is pleased to announce that MAZARS has decided to renew their support as SPNL Corporate Sponsor. Mazars is a worldwide partnership that provides high-calibre...

2017 LISW Tomorrow’s Business Solutions Award Prize Giving Ceremony

Congratulations on the prize winner (Ritesh Kaushik, Southampton University: 3D Printing in Shipping) and runner-up (Ashish Nair, essDOCS: E-docs Applied to the Value Chain...
Alexandros Papanagiotou

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) – SPNL Prize-winner 2017

Photo: SPNL Chairman, Claudio Chiste (left) congratulating SPNL Prize winner Alexandros Papanagiotou Congratulations to Alexandros Papanagiotou this year's winner of the coveted SPNL Prize at...

SPNL and Moore Stephens Shipping Confidence of the Next Generation 2017 Report

SPNL and Moore Stephens have launched the result of survey, Shipping Confidence of the Next Generation, during the LISW SPNL event. We do appreciate...

SPNL supports the Capital Link “10th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum” –...

The “10th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum” will take place in London on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. For a second year in a row, the...

SPNL supports the Capital Link “7th Annual Operating Excellence in Shipping & Maritime CSR...

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 Capital Link will hold its “7th Annual Operating Excellence in Shipping & Maritime CSR Forum” at the Chartered Accountants Hall

SPNL supports the “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Seminar in London – 21 September...

Following the overwhelming response in the UK, Japan, USA, France, Canada and Germany, Think Asia, Think Hong Kong’s next destination will revisit the city...

The Difference Made By the Mission To Seafarers

Claudio Chiste (SPNL Chairman, Left) and Jos Standerwick (Director of Development for the Mission To Seafarers, Right), shortly after the recent SPNL fund raising...

LISW Tomorrow’s Business Solutions Award 2017

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...

SPNL Supporting Organisation of ‘London International Shipping Week’ 2017

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...

SPNL informal networking evening in Hong Kong

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...

MAZARS and LOC renew support as SPNL Corporate Sponsors

SPNL is pleased to announce that MAZARS and LOC have decided to renew their support as SPNL Corporate Sponsors. Mazars provide strategic advice and...

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 of successful placements for our members via our networking platform.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Seminar Invitation

SPNL is pleased to share HKTDC's invitation to the seminar on "Opportunities for Maritime Services under the Belt & Road Initiative" to be held...

SPNL members meet Her Royal Highness

The Mission to Seafarers Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place just before the Christmas break at its headquarters at St Michael...

End of Year Message From the SPNL Board

The SPNL wishes to thank all our supporters, members and sponsors for an excellent 2014. Thank you!

Shipping shouldn’t be the ‘international industry of mystery’!

Professional Network London (SPNL) event "Showcasing the Next Generation in Shipping". The evening attracted some 250 professionals from across the international maritime community who were in London for LISW15.

Which was the first young shipping professional network ever?

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?

Annual Capital Link Maritime CSR Forum

SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, is holding their 6th Annual Operational Excellence & Maritime CSR

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) – SPNL Prize-winner 2016

The SPNL prizewinner winner for the top London-based ICS results is Marcus Chew, Paccship (UJ) Ltd.

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 Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Capital Link Forum

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.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Event Invitation: 22nd September

We are pleased to share this invitation to the Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's (ICS) London and South East Branch Autumn Seminar

Maples and Calder renews support as Corporate Sponsor

SPNL is pleased to announce that Maples and Calder, a leading international law firm who advise on the laws of the Cayman Islands,

New Board elected at 2016 AGM

New Board elected at AGM This year's AGM formed the 2016/2017 SPNL Board consisting of previous years' board members as well as fresh blood joined...

Relationship Matters… : An interview with Claudio Chiste (SPNL chairman)

Published by the Singapore Shipping Association, Q2 2016 (issue 50) Youth in MaritimeWorldwide Encouraging the next generation

SPNL at the Baltic Exchange Chairman’s Cocktail Party 2016

This year's Baltic Exchange Chairman's Cocktail Party was given on Wednesday 11th May at Christ Church Spitafields attracting

SPNL Congratulates the 2016 Seatrade Awards winners

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.

EU Breakfast Briefings

The UK Chamber of Shipping, Our Honourable Affiliate, will be hosting two breakfast briefings on the EU referendum, with senior speakers

Go on – we dare you! The Mission to Seafarers cyclists and runners challenge

Go on – we dare you! The Mission to Seafarers challenges cyclists and runners to take to the road in support of seafarers this summer.

SPNL excited to be recognised as ‘Best Shipping Network’

The SPNL is the proud winner of the 'Best Shipping Network' category at this year's Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards.

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 End of Year Drinks Raises Money for Mission To Seafarers

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.

The Marine Money Annual London Ship Finance Forum

SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Marine Money, to hold their 7th Annual London Ship Finance Forum at the Dorchester, Park Lane on Wednesday

SPNL Graduation Award to the top Plymouth University Student 2015

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

SPNL Bribery, Corruption and Valuations in the shipping industry ~ All About Shipping

The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) hosted another great networking event recently courtesy of MAZARS, who kindly acted as both host and sponsor. Members of SPNL were once again afforded access to leading industry speakers, akin to those usually only found at high-level

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) – SPNL Prize-winner 2015

The SPNL Prize to the ICS student with the highest mark average achieved in London was awarded to Christopher Dodds, shipbroker from Clarksons Platou

Lord Mayor of the City of London Presented with SPNL LISW Plaque

SPNL presented Lord Mountevans of Chelsea with the London International Shipping Week-SPNL plaque, depicting Tower Bridge

Promoting the UK as a one-stop-shop for world-class maritime business services

SPNL is proud to have done its part in promoting the UK as a world-class maritime centre.

Competitiveness Key to London Shipping’s Future ~ MarineLink.com

A new survey by The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) has identified key ways in which London can remain competitive

Moore Stephens and SPNL confidence survey targeted at the next generation – 2015 edition

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.

SPNL flagship event of 2015 celebrates the next generation of shipping

Tuesday 8th September will see representatives from young shipping professionals' groups from across the world come together in London

With LISW 2015 Days Away… Don’t miss out on the main LISW Conference

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 8th September as part of LISW 2015

TradeWinds – Young London shipping crowd toasts summer

Young London shipping crowd toasts summer formalities of the AGM and election of a new board, talk centred on the forthcoming London International Shipping...

TradeWinds – Young London shipping crowd toasts summer

Young London shipping crowd toasts summer formalities of the AGM and election of a new board, talk centred on the forthcoming London International Shipping...

New Board elected at 2015 AGM

New Board elected at AGM This 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.

SPNL Event weighs in on Maritime Claims –

The next generation keep abreast with the latest developments in maritime claims aspect of insurance.The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) treated guests to another fascinating evening as it held one

Open for Maritime Skills (Maritime UK)

The UK is proud to have one of the most vibrant and competitive maritime sectors in the world – and our competitiveness is not...

Mazars renews support as Corporate Sponsor

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.

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...

SPNL Supporting Organisation of ‘London International Shipping Week’ 2015

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...

Moore Stephens Renews as Accounting Partner

We are delighted that Moore Stephens have renewed their sponsorship of SPNL. Moore Stephens have also confirmed that they will be sponsoring one of...

SPN expands its reach to South West England

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,

The Sixth Way Ahead Transport Survey is underway

Here is your chance to participate in the sixth annual Norton Rose Fulbright Way Ahead Transport Survey.

SPNL expands its reach to South-West England

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

Jeremy Penn of Baltic Exchange kicks off the first SPNL event for 2015

'Our Word, Our Bond' still an important part of the London shipping community.The first Shipping Professional Network of London (SPNL) event for the year, which took place on 25th February 2015, featured a keynote by Jeremy Penn, CEO of the Baltic Exchange.

DNVGL Renews as Classification Partner

We are delighted that DNVGL have renewed their sponsorship of SPNL. We look forward to working together for the next year!

Seafarers Awareness Week 20-28 June 2015 – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’

'Opportunities to Work at Sea' will be the theme for this year's Seafarers Awareness Week (20-28 June 2015),

Findings from Maritime Skills Gap Roundtable released

In addition to running high quality and educational events 'for and by' young maritime professionals in London

SPNL Graduation Award to the top Plymouth University Student 2014

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

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) – SPNL Prize-winner 2014

The SPNL Prize to the ICS student with the highest mark average achieved in London was awarded to Jason Taylor, an aspiring shipbroker.

End of Year Message From the SPNL Board

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...

MeteoGroup renews support as Corporate Sponsor

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.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Event Invitation: 19th November

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 drive for greater use of electronic documentation and enjoy an early start to Christmas festivities.

SPNL event focuses on new generation of young professionals and communication technology

New generation: Technology: First though were the event sponsors, with Sebastian Moore CEO of SETEL informing attendees of a new generation product just launched...

All About Shipping 28/10/2014

Claudio Chiste, SPNL Chairman who works at Investec Shipping & Marine Finance, welcomed the members informing them that two key backers had agreed to renew their support; Gearbulk as SPNL's Ship-owner Partner and London Offshore Consultants (LOC) as corporate sponsor.

Jeanius Consulting – SPNL event focuses on new generation of young professionals and communication...

SPNL held their sixth networking event since April –making it an average of one event every month – with almost 100 attendees at October's event

The Annual International “Shipping & Offshore CSR” Capital Link Forum

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.

Gearbulk renews as Shipowning Partner and pledges support to the next generation

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 (see event #49 in the Past Event section).

Supporting the Seafarers on Woolly Hat Day on 24 October 2014: Mission To Seafarers

The SPNL supported the great initiative of Woolly Hat day. Members supported seafarers by wearing a woolly hat our SPNL event,

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) renews support as Corporate Sponsors

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!

7th Annual International “Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore” Capital Link Forum

SPNL's Supporting Organisation, Capital Link, to hold their 7th Annual International "Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore" Capital Link Forum at One Moorgate Place, London.

SPNL is pleased to announce Maples and Calder as our ‘new’ Corporate Sponsor

SPNL is pleased to announce that Maples and Calder, a leading international law firm who advise on the laws of the Cayman Islands,

SPNL FutureLondon report in the PRESS

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. Find below a list of links to articles that covered the 2014 report:

SPNL’s AGM and Annual Summer Drinks in All About Shipping

SPNL's AGM and Annual Summer Drinks reception took place at the prestigious DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London, courtesy of sponsors

New Board Elected at AGM followed by traditional annual Summer Drinks

The 4th AGM was successfully held with a 'new' Board for 2014/15 being elected.

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),

The SPNL FutureLondon report is now out!

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.

Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Human Rights

The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) recently hosted another great event, courtesy of Mazars, who hosted and sponsored the event. Members and guests were warmly welcomed and had the pleasure

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.

The history of Denholm and the BIMCO story from a shipowners’ perspective

The history of Denholm and the BIMCO story from a shipowners' perspective, By Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting.

Moore Stephens Bottom Line – Spring 2014

SPNL Chairman, Claudio Chiste, features in the latest edition of the "Bottom Line". This was published in the much sought after quarterly edition published...

IHS Maritime Fairplay People in the News

'You must always be in a position where you can buy and never be in a position that you have to sell' John Denholm, president of BIMCO and chairman and CEO of J & J Denholm, speaking at the Shipping Professional Network event in London

SPNL included on Lloyd’s List London map

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.

MAZARS Sponsorship renewal announcement

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!

UK Chamber of Shipping’s Next Generation case study includes SPNL Chair

SPNL is proud to have the SPNL Chairman, Claudio Chiste, feature in the UK Chamber's case studies focused on the next generation.

Jeanius Consulting announced as supporting organisation

Jeanius Consulting has been announced as a supporting organisation to the Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) and will provide PR

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.

IHS Fairplay: 2 January 2014

Sir Michael Bibby, managing director of Bibby Line Group, the last great deepsea owner headquartered in Liverpool, spoke last month to the Shipping Professional Network (SPNL) in London.He was invited to address the issue of whether office location still matters in a high-tech world,

SPNL at the Mission to Seafarers’ Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

SPNL Chair invited to be a lesson reader at the Mission to Seafarers' Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.The Mission to Seafarers announced

Maritime’s proud history – a look ahead

INVESTEC's Claudio Chiste and Chairman SPNL introduces the event Maritime's proud history – a look ahead, By Martine Frost, Jeanius Consulting Ltd.The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL), together with Bibby Ship Management, hosted an event at the UK

London can benefit from Liverpool’s lessons learned

Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) held their last event of the year on Tuesday, 3 December 2013. The event was well attended with...

SPNL’s Future of London Walk

Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) "Future London" initiative concludes with a walk to discover London's maritime mysteries. As a Thank You gesture to the...

SPNL launches North East England chapter

The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) is proud to announce the official launch of the North east England chapter, aptly named SPN-NE. The...

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.

SPNL participates in Young Professionals Panel Discussion at Asian Logistics and Maritime Week

Hong Kong's Young Professionals in Shipping Network (YPSN) held their second seminar "Shifting Tides - the future of the Maritime Industry"

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) winner of the SPNL Prize: 2013

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.

Lloyd’s List: Young professionals identify main challenges to UK’s role in shipping

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