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Past Events

The story so far

Navigate has been running events for the shipping and logistics industries since 2006.

Some of our past events have included:

Smart Solutions: London June 2016
The second event in this series which proved bigger and more popular than the previous year. This conference/tradeshow combo has great potential and is set to go from strength to strength. Held in conjunction with the Baltic Exchange.

8th Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2016
Our most successful event in this series attracting a wide range of high profile and senior industry players. Organised in partnership with IPTA.

Smart Solutions: London June 2015
A brand new event bringing together IT providers with charterers, owners, traders and shipbrokers. A one day forum and tradeshow delivered in partnership with teh Baltic Exchange.

7th Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2015
Another successful event delivered in partnership with IPTA. This year included a shale gas workshop as well as the latest regulations impacting the specialist tanker market.

7th Shortsea Euro: Antwerp June 2014
Supported by the Port of Antwerp, 150 delegates representing cargo interests, carriers, logistics, ports, terminals together with a range of service providers gathered at the Radisson Blu. With an agenda covering shortsea containers, feeders, roro, lolo, dry bulk, liquid bulk and project cargoes Shortsea Euro is the most comprehensive shortsea conference to be held anywhere in Europe.

6th Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2014
This conference has grown in size and reputation to become the "must attend" event for all those associated with operating, using and supporting the world's chemical and product tanker fleet. This year the IMO Secretary General delivered the keynote address to an international audience who came to London from  the main shipping centres in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

6th Shortsea Euro: Hamburg October 2013
Another great conference attended by the cream of Europe's shortsea industry. As the acknowledged leader in this sector, Shortsea Euro continues to deliver relevant and cutting-edge information and networking to the sector.

5th Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2013
An even bigger and more prestigious event than the previous year. This conference keeps growing and developing and attracts serious players from around the world

5th Shortsea Euro: Antwerp June 2012
Attended by shortsea shipping companies, shippers and service providers, this wide ranging conference looked at the container, ro-ro and bulk trades in northern Europe. Delegates enjoyed a summer's evening buffet and drinks on a boat tour around the port of Antwerp. 

4th Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2012
Our biggest ever tanker conference with 180 attendees. Topics covered included inert gas, the freight markets and the challenges of dealing with forthcoming regulations. 

4th European Shortsea Congress: Hamburg June 2011
The 2011 Congress took place at Hamburg's Chamber of Congress and attracted around 200 attendees from across Europe. Topcs covered included ro-ro, feeders, reefers, opportunities in Russia, dry bulk, offshore windfarms, intermodal synergies, EU regulatory update, USA perspective, port congestion, bunkers and ship finance. Highly sociable event which included reception at the Rathaus and dinner on the Elbe. 

Dry Bulk Shipping Insight: London June 2011
This event brought together some of the industry's leading analysts to examine the prospects for the capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize markets. Speakers included representatives from Cosco UK, Maritime Strategies Int, ICAP Shipping, Commodore Research, Rusal, Fearnleys, Ronly, AMA, ING Bank, Traxys Coal, FIS and Italcementi.   

3rd Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2011
Navigate's Chemical & Product Tanker conference, run in conjunction with the International Parcel Tanker Association, proved to be its biggest ever, with 150 shipowners and operators, charterers and others involved in the chemical and product tanker market gathering at London's Tower Bridge Hilton hotel for two days of discussion, debate and networking. Opened by the IMO secretary general Efthimios Mitropoulos, the conference included sessions on vessel supply and demand, chemical industry trends, piracy, environmental and safety regulations and tanker vetting. 

2nd Port Centric Logistics: Birmingham March 2011
This event once again provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of port centric logistics in the UK today and featured a strong panel of speakers including representatives from Marks & Spencer, PD Ports, Hutchison UK, Peel Port, King Sturge, Port of Tyne and Uniserve. 


Chemical Supply Chain: Antwerp November 2010
This brand new event attracted over 100 senior representatives involved in transporting chemicals and other dangerous goods by road, rail and sea. Delegates were updated on current economic and freight industry trends; debated how best to optimise their supply chains; learned how to reduce accidents and incidents; understood the impact of future regulations and discussed what the future might bring. Chemical producers, carriers, ports, logistics providers and service companies contributed to the debate.

3rd European Shortsea Congress: Dublin June 2010
The 3rd European Shortsea Congress was, again, held in Dublin. Around 200 senior industry representatives discussed a range of topical issues concerning market trends and opportunities, collaboration, EU policy, legal and environmental issues. Networking opportunities included a drinks reception, a gala dinner and a tour of the port of Dublin. This event is now firmly established as the industry's premier shortsea gathering.

2nd Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2010
Attended by senior representatives of the world's chemical & product tanker fleet, this event provides delegates with an overview of the commercial and technical issues facing them. Topics covered included biofuel and vegoil trends, shipbuilding market, piracy, environmental legislation, finance, KPIs, vetting and TMSA. This event is held in association with the International Parcel Tankers Association.

Port Centric Logistics: Manchester March 2010
For the first time, this brand-new conference brought together the relevant supply chain partners to examine, debate and learn how effective port centric logistics solutions are changing current distribution systems, improving effectiveness and generating competitive advantage. In a carbon constrained society, the port centric model can make a significant contribution to supply chain improvements.

Maritime Enviro Regulatory Update: London October 2009
This conference brought delegates up-to-date with the latest environmental initiatives at IMO, provided a unique insight into the current thinking of active participants, and suggested what might be next on the environmental agenda. It was designed to give busy shipping people a clear, succinct and comprehensive briefing on current environmental policy and future direction and equip them with the knowledge to plan ahead with confidence in a changing environment.

2nd European Shortsea Congress: Liverpool July 2009
The European Shortsea Congress has rapidly become established as the industry's definitive event catering for bulk and unitised cargo interests.This year's programme examined the future of the shortsea trades into the next decade and included the ever popular conference dinner, port tour and networking receptions.

2nd Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility: London May 2009
CSR is on the rise around the world and a growing number of shipping companies are taking serious steps to ensure that their businesses act responsibly. Held in conjunction with DNV, this conference equipped those forward thinking companies with the tools to implement a succesful CSR programme that will improve their bottom line and enhance competetiveness.

Chemical & Product Tankers: London March 2009
Navigate and the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) staged a high level conference looking at the issues which really matter to chemical and product tanker operators. Covering charter market, commercial, operational and regulatory issues, this top quality programme was put together by leading market analyst Fred Doll.

2nd Biofuels: Maritime Trade & Transport: London September 2008
As the world begins to understand the importance of this renewable energy source, the maritime industry is gearing up to play an increasing and central role in handling and transporting the associated raw materials and finished products. And that means new business for shipowners (dry & wet), charterers, port and terminal operators, storage facilities and all those involved in maritime transport and commodities.

European Shortsea Congress: Dublin July 2008
The European shortsea community gathered in Dublin to debate the many issues surrounding this demanding and hugely important maritime sector. Defining what the customer wants formed the core of the conference and related issues such as future opportunities, intermodality, ports & terminals and promotion featured in the two-day programme. A dinner, port tour and golf tournament were also on offer.

CooLogistics: London July 2008
Securing the quality of the cold chain is critical for all those involved in maintaining the supply of temperature sensitive products from source to destination. But with growing environmental constraints, evolving food safety regimes and transport shortages, can cold chain quality be maintained at a reasonable cost? This conference investigated all aspects of the temperature controlled supply chain, emerging technologies and best practice in an attempt to find the answer.

Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility: London May 2008
Corporate Social Responsibility is fast becoming a top agenda item for all forward thinking shipping and logistics companies. This new conference investigated business ethics, human value, environmental leadership and economic reality to provide practical advice to all those with an interest in ensuring their organisation is a leader in this vitally important area.

2nd China: Opportunities for shipping, ports & logistics: London February 2008
In 2008 China grew at an unprecedented rate with GDP growth exceeding 10%. This level of GDP growth reflects China's huge and growing demand for raw materials and its export of commodities and finished products.The 2nd China conference provided an insight into future growth and the many commercial opportunities still available for western based shipping, ports & logistics businesses.

Biofuels: Maritime Trade & Transport: London September 2007
The first major UK event linking the emerging biofuels sector with maritime trade and transport. Over 150 industry leaders met in London to discuss this growing opportunity.

India: Opportunities for shipping ports & logistics: June 2007
As one of the word's most exciting emerging markets, India presents some impressive opportunities for Western shipping, ports and logistics companies. This conference identifed those opportunities and gave an insight into what it is really like to do business in India.

China: Opportunities for shipping ports & logistics: September 2006

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