How many Shipping Conferences are there in 2013?

I identified 25 different conference subjects covering the shipping vessel type sectors, cargo, trades and business activity. I went through the websites of the usual conference organisers and googled the key words. The result is a listing of over 100 shipping conferences scheduled for 2013. I have posted these onto the calendar. The calendar contains a reasonably good search function, and you can search a conference by the type, organiser and location. Send me a comment to post up a shipping conference, a shipping social gathering or a shipping event of interest to the calendar (public posting doesn’t seem to work).


  • The most popular subject is Shipping Finance (20). Marine Money and Mare Forum have a ship finance conference happening somewhere most months.
  • Ports are the next most popular subject mainly organised by Transport Events.
  • Offshore is a close second, mainly in Houston and London.
  • Did you know there is a Short Sea Conference in Paris this year? No, I didn’t either, but I hope to be going (14 March 2013).
  • London remains the most popular location for all shipping conferences, which is a surprise after I found that most shipping job postings are in Singapore. However, Singapore is second, followed by Shanghai and Hamburg.
  • But the best conference location goes to the Pacific Basin Coal Conference. If you are quick you can still get there. It starts this Sunday in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort.

About Craig Jallal
A shipping analyst whose feels the need to comment on the industry.

3 Responses to How many Shipping Conferences are there in 2013?

  1. Hi Craig

    Many thanks for taking the time to set up the calendar. Most useful resource!
    Please find details here on my companies exhibitions:

    Marine Maintenance World Expo – 10, 11, 12 September 2013 Brussels, Belgium.

    The other expo of particular interest to the shipping sector is:
    Meteorology Technology World Expo – 15, 16, 17 October 2013 Brussels, Belgium


    Our Shipping Publications include:

    Shipping Port International

    Marine Maintenance Technology International

    Electric and Hybrid Marine Technology International

    I’ve passed your details to my Editorial Director

    Please contact me on the email provided or through LinkedIn if you have any questions.

    All the best,

    Mr Chris Richardson

  2. Helen Davis says:

    Hi Craig: You seem to have missed the conference I am organising – “Fuelling the Future” – which will look at how the effective use of maritime fuels can help meet emission regulations.The conference will be held at the London offices of Norton Rose LLP on April 18, 2013. It is sponsored by SEAaT (Shipping Emissions, Abatement and Trading), which is supported by Shell, BP, P&O Ferries, Stena Lines, Carnival, Tsakos and others. Please add us to your calendar. Best, Helen

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