Marintec China 2017

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. The 2017 edition will be held from 5-8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

Kormarine 2017

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Kormarine is the largest and most prestigious marine trade exhibition, fully supported by the world’s biggest Shipbuilders in Korea as well as leading international shipowners and offshore operators. Kormarine has extended its interests even further, introducing Oil & Gas Pavilion at the show.

PACIFIC 2017

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10th INTERNATIONAL MARITIME EXPOSITION PACIFIC 2017 ; the 10th International Maritime Exposition will take place in Sydney. Sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy, it is the major naval exhibition for the Pacific Rim. The three day event comprises an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus exclusively on naval defence & maritime security issues and equipment procurement.

World Maritime Day 2017

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“Connecting Ships, Ports and People” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2017 . The theme was chosen to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas.

The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land and, through developing a sustainable blue economy, at sea.

World Maritime Day 2017 will be formally celebrated at IMO on 28 September 2017.

Member States and other entities are invited to celebrate with activities in the same week, while other activities may be held throughout the year to highlight the theme.

London International Shipping Week 2017

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LISW17 will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2017, offering over 160 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.

 Day of the Seafarer (DotS)

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This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole.

The resolution “encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, shipowners and all other parties concerned to duly and appropriately promote the Day of the Seafarer and take action to celebrate it meaningfully”.

This year the theme is “Seafarers Matter”.

Seafarers Awareness Week

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This year’s themes are ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’, promoting UK maritime employment opportunities, including shore-based jobs, and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, encouraging UK port owners and operator to actively promote their essential contribution the national economy.

Seawork International

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Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every June. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Nowadays, Seawork comprises an exhibition, conference and awards, attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,000 products and services, together with over 70 vessels. Seawork International will return 13-15 June 2017 at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton, UK.

European Environmental Ports Conference 2017

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ACI’s European Environmental Ports Conference 2017 will be taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 7th – 8th June 2017. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers.
Given the increasing focus on environmental regulations from the IMO and policy makers in the maritime sector, there is a growing responsibility and requirement of ports to reduce their environmental impact; it is an important time to share best practices and explore new technologies and methodologies in order to advance daily operations of a port with minimal ecological consequences.