This week is London International Shipping Week (LISW) and as Chairman of the British Ports Association, Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn will be attending a number of events held by international shipping and marine trade associations and UK Government (known as Supporting Organisations).
LISW 2017 will feature over 140 industry functions and networking opportunities in London, attended by leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry. An estimated 15,000 industry leaders are expected to attend the week, suggesting a global networking opportunity of the highest level.
The British Ports Association (BPA) will be playing a key part during the week and believes that LISW represents an excellent opportunity for the ports industry to promote its unique offer as well encourage more focus on creating a competitive policy and transport environment in the UK.
The BPA’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne commented “London International Shipping Week is a unique occasion when the UK maritime sector comes together with customers, industry partners and government representatives. It is an unrivalled opportunity for the sector to gain profile and to influence the various tiers of government. We are keen to use the occasion to highlight the challenges and opportunities UK ports currently face. As a UK-wide association we are also pushing for more of a national flavour, with greater cross sector scope.”
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port added “I am delighted to be representing Shoreham Port and the BPA at the third LISW. It has been a good opportunity to not only raise issues for the BPA, but also to highlight the importance of coastal shipping within the UK and the key role ports like Shoreham play. By moving more freight off UK roads and onto coastal ships, congestion and air quality on our roads can be improved.”
London International Shipping Week is held every two years and this year runs from 11th to the 15th September 2017. Further details can be found at www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com.