THE SMART SHIPPING REVOLUTION IS HERE – ARE YOU READY?

UAE Maritime Week’s only event dedicated to the latest technologies driving shipping industry forward

This September, a powerful network of influencers and innovators came together for the 12th Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019 edition. 

Over the course of two days, we saw leading experts addressing the challenges industry is facing. From highly controversial IMO 2020 sulphur in fuel cap regulation to climate challenges, digital solutions, and the work to assess levels of automation and autonomy.

Thank you to each delegate and sponsor who supported Seatrade ShipTech Middle East. We hope our event provided you with the chance to help plan and prepare for the future. We look forward to seeing you in 2020. 

What happened at Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019?

Seatrade ShipTech Middle East Debate

2019 event has kicked off with highly anticipated Debate session: What Lies Ahead Post January 1, 2020?

The panellists agreed that there will be a challenging settling in period after the IMO sulphur cap comes into force from January 2020, with fuel pricing and availability issues before the market finds a balance. The consensus was that most ship owners had now begun preparations for what Captain Mohamed Al Ali, senior vice president, ship management, ADNOC Logistics & Services described in his keynote address as “the biggest shake-up in the history of the shipping industry”. Up to 20% of the global shipping fleet is expected to be retrofitted with scrubbing technology and this has exposed a serious competency gap in terms of engineering, the panellists said, and scrubber-related problems will continue to manifest over the next 4-5 years. With the shipping industry set to face increasing environmental regulation in future, the panellists said there were important lessons to be learned concerning implementation.

YOUR CHANCE TO BUILD KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGY

Whether you’re looking to build connections amongst marine tech experts or simply build your knowledge through our CPD-accredited conference agenda, Seatrade ShipTech Middle East is the perfect platform for ship-owners, operators, charterers, management companies and more to future proof business strategy and give their fleets the advantage they need to optimise fleet efficiency.

Discover, learn and see Maritime’s future here.