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TMS Tanker Shipping Conference Session 1: Assessing the short and long term picture

15th September 2021, Dubai, UAE: The sixth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference takes place on 23 November in person at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and one of the highlights of the programme is sure to be the opening Session 1, which has the theme ‘Tanker trades – assessing the short and long term picture.’

Clive Woodbridge, Conference Editor, says, “The opening part of the Conference sets the tone for what is going to be a really informative and stimulating day. There is a lot of uncertainty about the immediate and longer term outlook for tankers and the top quality speakers we have lined up for this session will get proceedings off to a high tempo start.”

Kicking off the initial session, conference attendees will hear a keynote speech by Dr Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO of ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services. This presentation will provide a unique perspective on tanker markets, as the company is both a leading tanker operator and a provider of drydocking services. Clive says, “We are delighted and very fortunate to have someone of Dr Ibrahim’s calibre and experience to be our keynote speaker this year. I am sure his observations on overarching market trends will be of great interest.”

Moving onto the main part of Session 1, panellists will reflect on recent changes to regional oil and petrochemical trade flows, future market prospects as well as tanker fleet growth projections. Speakers will look at markets both from a global perspective and also at the specific characteristics of the Middle East and Subcontinent trades.

Shipowner executives confirmed to speak in Session 1 include Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC Logistics & Services, and Mrs H.K Joshi, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Shipping Corporation of India. They will assess likely tanker shipping trends over the short and longer terms, and how their companies are adjusting priorities, plans and strategies to reflect these trends. This will include initiatives underway to strengthen their respective tanker fleets.

The ports and terminals perspective will be provided by DP World’s Captain Nasser Sabt, Director of Marine at Jebel Ali Port, and Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer, Abu Dhabi Ports. They will reflect on the liquid bulk trade patterns that the two leading UAE ports are seeing and their plans to facilitate tanker trade growth over the coming years.

Leading the biggest tanker repair yard in the region, Captain Rado Antolovic, Chief Executive of Drydocks World, will describe demand scenarios for repair and upgrade services from the sector, and will highlight the master plan the yard is preparing to ensure it can continue to provide high levels of service to tanker owners and operators as their requirements evolve.

Session 1 will also include a presentation by Andy McKeran, Business Director, Maritime Performance Services, Lloyds Register, who will describe some of the ways that the leading classification society is helping tanker shipping companies improve their operational efficiency. In addition, Navin Kumar, Director, Maritime Research at Drewry Shipping Consultants, will draw on his deep interest in cost modelling for shipping and what is described as a “natural affinity for number crunching” to present an overarching review of prospects for all tanker shipping sectors.

Clive, who will chair Session 1, adds, “Many market analysts believe that short term pain will give way to significant longer term gains as the market fundamentals rebalance. Ultimately it seems there is no reason why the rest of the 2020s should not be years of growth for those active in tanker shipping and I expect that speakers in this first session will underscore the opportunities that exist in the short, medium and long term, while not downplaying the very real challenges.”

For more information about the conference and how to register please go to: https://tmstankerconference.com/

Tanker Shipping Conference returns to World Trade Centre Dubai

The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based specialist events organiser and publisher, has announced that the sixth edition of the popular TMS Tanker Conference series will take place in Dubai on November 23rd, 2021. It will return to Dubai’s World Trade Centre where last year’s ‘hybrid’ event, seamlessly blending participation both in person and virtually online, offered up an exciting and fresh format, creating innovative, but safe, opportunities for engagement and participation.

Trevor Pereira, Managing Director of The Maritime Standard, says, “Last year we were the only company able to hold a maritime conference in person, with 150 people in the ballroom and another 100 online, and we plan to build on that positive experience again in 2021. As the only tanker trade event that took place physically in 2020 it undoubtedly helped sustain the momentum of the market and we believe it will do so again. There is a clear sentiment as we recover from the depths of the pandemic that people want to go back to face to face meetings and this event will certainly be the one for people in the tanker shipping business to attend and meet up with friends and clients as they did in the past.”

The conference programme that is being put together will feature three separate sessions packed with top quality and influential leaders from the regional and global tanker business and support sectors. The event will take stock of the effects of the global pandemic and assess likely trends in the crude oil chemicals, and products trades. It will also spotlight the key operational, technical, and environmental issues facing the tanker shipping business and possible solutions. The Conference will further look at new technology developments, including digitalisation, regulatory factors, and the development of support services, amongst other topics.

Top quality presentations from leading figures in the tanker shipping business will give participants a privileged insight into what the future holds for the regional tanker trades as well as a global perspective. TMS is putting together an informative, thought-provoking and insightful programme that will draw on the expertise of industry leaders who will lead inclusive discussion and debate. Further details of the programme will be released in the near future. To keep updated go to: https://tmstankerconference.com/

TMS Tanker Conference programme to focus on return to market stability

The sixth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place on 23 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will adopt the theme Tanker shipping: Charting a course back to market stability. This year’s event is being held following something of a roller coaster ride for the tanker shipping business over the past 18 months or so, with unexpected highs followed by lengthy periods of extreme difficulty in many markets.

Clive Woodbridge, Conference Chairman and Editor of The Maritime Standard, says, “The impact of coronavirus and the knock-on effects on the global economy, as well as ongoing political and trade tensions, has made tanker shipping markets very volatile and difficult to predict. Nonetheless, there seems no reason why the tanker shipping business should not quickly return to stability early in 2022 and the aim of the TMS Tanker Conference will be to explore ways of achieving and preparing for that goal.”

While the pandemic, and its associated economic impact, represents perhaps the dominant challenge facing the tanker shipping segment, there are other issues too. The global battle against climate change has ushered in new rules and regulations which will continue to impact tanker shipping, while the acceleration of digitalisation offers significant new opportunities. The safety, security and health of crew has risen up the agenda, and cybercrime is another topic of growing concern.

All of these and more will be covered in the programme which will have three main sessions. Session 1 in the morning will assess the short and long term prospects for the tanker shipping business; Session 2 in the afternoon will highlight the importance of support businesses and services for tanker trade growth and development; while the final Session 3 will look at how the business can harness new technology and fresh ideas to shape the future course of the tanker shipping business.

Clive adds, “After a period of extreme volatility the emphasis now is on how to bring the market back first to stability, and then growth, so decisions taken now could have hugely important and enduring effects. Attendees at this year’s Conference will get a unique and privileged insight into the thinking and strategies of influential executives and key companies in this sector, and as a result will leave better placed to take decisions that will facilitate business recovery and growth within their organisations.”

For more information about the conference and how to register please go to: https://tmstankerconference.com/

TMS Tanker Conference speakers shine spotlight on support infrastructure and services

Dubai, UAE: The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which is taking place on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai, has assembled a high-quality cast of speakers and panelists. Nowhere is this more evident than in Session 2, which looks at the need to invest in, and adapt, support infrastructure and services to ensure market success.

Speakers confirmed for this part of the conference include Anders Østergaard, Group CEO of Monjasa; Capt. Mohammed Al Ali, Senior Vice President Ship Management, ADNOC L&S; Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and Managing Director of DP World’s Maritime Services Division; Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director of Essar Ports; Said Al Maawali, CEO of Oman Drydock Company and Eng. Waleed Altamimi, General Manager, Tasneef.

Speakers will assess the role of classification and other technical services in supporting the growth of tanker shipping activities in the region. The investments in tanker repair, maintenance and conversion services required will feature as will an assessment of the types and sizes of tanker that will be ordered over the next few years and the impact of this spending on market fundamentals. Bunker demand and in particular the impact of scrubbers, and low sulphur fuel availability, on tanker shipping requirements, will be a key topic in this session, along with a discussion around ship management and chartering tools. Port facilities, and the requirement for investment in both ship-to-shore and storage facilities, will be covered in this session as well.

Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present in the audience with over 300 delegates expected to attend.

Clive Woodbridge, conference editor, says, “We are delighted to have such a top quality panel of speakers in this session. They are all renowned experts in their specific sphere of operations with collectively many decades of experience in the business.”

Registration for the conference is now open. Sponsorship opportunities in connection with the event are also available. For more information, please call +971 4 380 5556 or visit the website: https://tmstankerconference.com/

Opening speakers to set the standard for TMS Tanker Conference

Dubai, UAE: The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which is taking place on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai, will be notable for the quality and status of the speakers right from the outset.

Keynote speakers, as well as speakers for the opening first session in the morning, have now been confirmed. These presentations will set the standard for what promises to be an enlightening day of discussion and debate around the future of the tanker shipping business.

The conference will get underway by hearing from two keynote speakers, Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chief Executive of ADNOC Logistics and Services, and Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World. Captain Abdulkareem will focus on some of the key issues facing shipowners in the tanker sector and how the integration of such operations with other logistics and service functions can add value across the supply chain. Bin Damithan’s keynote will include a review of the petrochemical trades and how servicing this business is a core component of the UAE maritime cluster.

Session 1 will sustain the quality of the event and will concentrate on how tanker owners and operators can best adapt to fast moving market conditions. Speakers confirmed for this part of the conference include Ali Shehab, acting Chief Executive of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Michael Jorgensen, Chief Financial Officer and Acting CEO of Oman Shipping Company, and Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Shipping Corporation of India. These speakers will reflect on the opportunities, and challenges shaping regional trade prospects in the Middle East region in the short and medium term, and how tanker service providers can help support national economic strategies. As well as crude oil tanker operations, there will be an assessment of prospects for the product and chemical tanker sectors, the impact of Indian economic growth for the regional tanker market and how tanker shipping can efficiently transition to a carbon neutral future.

Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present in the audience with over 300 delegates expected to attend.

Clive Woodbridge, conference editor, says, “We are delighted to have such a prestigious, elite panel of speakers in these first two sessions. Each of them are high status leaders in their fields. They will I am sure provide unique insights into the issues facing tanker shipping today and will help delegates gain a clearer picture as to what the future holds.”

Registration for the conference is now open. Sponsorship opportunities in connection with the event are also available. For more information, please call +971 4 380 5556 or visit the website: https://tmstankerconference.com/

Speakers confirmed for TMS Tanker Conference 2019

16th June 2019; Dubai, UAE: Preparations for The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place in Dubai, at The Atlantis, the Palm, on Tuesday October 22nd this year, are rapidly gathering momentum. A top-class line-up of speakers and panellists has been confirmed, ensuring the event will fully live up to the reputation for quality built up over the past three years.

The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Opening Up New Horizons’, reflecting the cautious optimism that now exists within the tanker industry. Conference editor, Clive Woodbridge, says, “While there are for sure some significant challenges presented by the volatile politico-economic context, market fundamentals appear more positive than they have for some time. This is creating opportunities for fleet growth and trade development in the tanker shipping business, which the event aims to explore and highlight.”

Proceedings will commence in the morning of October 22nd with two keynote speeches, by Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC Logistics and Services, and Abdulla Bin Damithan, CCO of DP World UAE Region. These two eminent maritime executives will set the scene, giving their unique perspective on trends and trade patterns in the oil, products and petrochemicals trades in the region.

Adapting to fast moving market conditions will be the theme of Session 1 which will follow that. Speakers confirmed to date include Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India; Ali Shehab, Acting CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company and Michael Jorgensen CFO, and acting CEO of Oman Shipping Company.

The importance to the tanker shipping sector of the development of support infrastructure and services in the region will be addressed in Session 2 in the afternoon. Speakers for this session include Capt. Mohammed Al Ali, Senior Vice President, Ship Management, ADNOC L&S; Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director of Essar Ports; Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and Managing Director of DP World – Maritime Services Division; Said Al Mawali, CEO of Oman Drydock Company; Anders Ostergard, Group CEO, Monjasa and Eng. Waleed Al Tamimi, General Manager of Tasneef.

There are a number of notable technical, legal and regulatory challenges that the tanker market has to overcome if it is to achieve sustained growth over the next few years. The third and final session of the Conference will examine such issues, with confirmed speakers to date including Kirsty Cattanach, Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla; Rashid Isa Rishi Al Heddi, Group Managing Director at Seamaster Marine; Pawan Sahani, Business Development Manager, DNV GL; and Stephenson Harwood partner, Nijoe Joseph.

At the end of this session there will be a special networking drinks reception. This will offer a chance for speakers and attendees to discuss the key issues raised by proceedings in a more informal environment.

Registration for the conference is now open. Details about how to take part, and more information about the programme, can be found at: www.tmstankerconference.com

Speakers from The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference 2018

Editor’s Note:

The Maritime Standard (TMS), which is based in Dubai, publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and provides accurate, up-to-date news about the market. Over the past few years the publication has built up the largest readership of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It is also gaining popularity in other major shipping hubs, including Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore, London and Greece.

The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Topics that are covered include tanker shipping, container operations, dry and liquid bulk trades, ro-ro, and cruise shipping. In addition, there is up to date information about regional terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The newsletter, which celebrated the publication of its 100th edition in 2018, regularly carries exclusives, analysis and interviews with top executives, and there are plans to include a special section on recent and forthcoming events, the industry’s ‘movers and shakers’ and other personality-led news.

TMS publishes the very successful TMS UAE Yearbook. The third volume covering 2018/19 was launched in July last year and the 2019/20 edition is all set to be unveiled in June 2019 at NorShippinhg in Oslo. Around 5000 copies are printed and distributed worldwide and have a high profile at partner maritime events, such as Posidonia, SMM, Norshipping, Dubai International Boat Show, Offshore Arabia and many more. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority also takes the Yearbook with them to the events that they take part in and host over the year, as well as having copies on display at its headquarter in Abu Dhabi.

Covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in-depth articles, researched first hand. These cover all the major sectors of the shipping, ports and maritime industry in the UAE. The articles, on terminals, shipping companies, shipyards, maritime law firms, classification, regulators and inland transport firms, among others, have been well received by the industry as a year-round reference point. The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook is a must-read publication for everyone interested in UAE maritime issues.

The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The sixth edition of TMS Awards will take place on Monday, 21st October 2019 at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai.

These are the only Awards of their kind that represent all sectors within the maritime and shipping industries, a factor that has been evident since their inception. They are in particular the only Awards where all the major shipowners and operators from across the region are represented, something that TMS is extremely proud of.

The Awards are now firmly positioned as one of the world’s leading shipping and maritime Awards gala dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. All of the five events to date have been held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and have each attracted close to 700 of the region’s elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. These guests have come from a variety of industry segments, ranging from ports and terminal operators to ship owners and managers. Top executives from the worlds of maritime law and finance, classification, ship building and repair and maritime education and training are also in attendance, creating unrivalled networking opportunities.

All of the events have had distinguished master of ceremonies. Past MCs have included Alastair Campbell, Ruud Gullit, Jim Clancy, Lara Dutta and Tim Wilcox. The 2019 event will be hosted by a personality of equivalent caliber.

The 2018 TMS Awards saw 20 general awards presented, in line with the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel, as well as a number for special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The Awards have set a benchmark within the industry and have become an eagerly anticipated meeting place for top executives from across the market, as well as an opportunity to reward and recognise achievement at the highest level. The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Taj Hotel, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.

Website: https://www.tmsawards.com/

The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.

Website: https://tmstankerconference.com/

The fifth The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on the 6th November 2019 at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. The Conference brings together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The fourth TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 6th, 2018, building on the success of the previous three events. Speakers from various sectors shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, illuminating the way forward. One of the highlights was a special ‘up close’ interview session with Hyperloop Transportation chairman, Bibop Gresta, and Sanjay Mehta who heads up S One Capital.

Website: https://www.tms-shipfinanceandtrade.com/

 

TMS Tanker Conference set to address the issues that matter

The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will take place on Tuesday 22nd October at the Atlantis hotel, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The event aims to build on the success of the first three events, which have helped raise the profile of the tanker shipping business, by providing a high-level forum at which to discuss the key issues that this sector of the shipping industry faces.

The 2019 event, which adds some new topics, including petrochemicals trading and bunker operations, will aim to raise the bar higher still. The Conference programme is rapidly taking shape and a number of top-level speakers have already confirmed their attendance.

The three sessions of the conference will assess how tanker operators can adapt to fast moving and volatile market conditions; the need to adapt support infrastructure and services to deliver market success; and how to overcome technical, legal and regulatory challenges to tanker trade development. Clive Woodbridge, conference editor, says, “We are excited about the quality of the keynote and session speakers that we will be announcing in the next few weeks and we are working hard to build a programme that will address all the key issues that matter. With all the region’s leading tanker owners and operators in the room, the Tanker Conference is an unrivalled opportunity to learn, to debate and to network.”

For more information about the Maritime Standard Tanker Conference go to https://tmstankerconference.com/conference-programme-2019. This gives details about how to register, including early bird discounts, and an outline of the conference. The programme will be updated regularly as speakers are confirmed.

TMS Tanker Conference date and location confirmed

Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai. This follows a successful move to this high-quality venue last year, which facilitated a significant increase in attendance.

Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present and a top-quality panel of speakers is being lined up.

Clive Woodbridge, conference editor, says, “Attending the event will give all participants an insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist within the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent tanker trades. The aim of the Conference is to ensure that participants get to focus on the opportunities for business growth and discuss how to overcome challenges and obstacles to successful tanker trade development.”

Registration for the conference is now open. Sponsorship opportunities in connection with the event are also available. For more information, please call +971 4 380 5556 or visit the website: www.tmstankerconference.com

(from left to right) Ray Girvan, The Maritime Standard; Clive Woodbridge, The Maritime Standard; Roger Harfouch, Marlink; Petros Doukas, Former Deputy Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, Greece; Eng. Ali Al Suwaidi, Dubai Maritime City; June Manoharan, Lukoil Marine Lubricants; Dr. Nikolas Tsakos, INTERTANKO; Ali Shehab, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Eng. Waleed Altamimi, Tasneef; Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, The Shipping Corporation of India; Tarik Al Junaidi, Oman Shipping Company; Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Khamis Juma Buamim; Salem Al Zaabi, Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime; Ibrahim Fahmy, ADNOC Offshore; Chris Peters, Eships; Capt. David Stockley, Oman Shipping Company; Trevor Pereira, The Maritime Standard; Capt. Jitendra Misra, Emarat Maritime; Capt. Stephen Bligh, DNV GL; Gaurav Moolwaney, Standard Chartered; Tim Smith, Maritime Strategies International; Capt. Tony Fields, Lloyds Register; Peter Sahlén, Alfa Laval
Editor’s Note:

The Maritime Standard (TMS), which is based in Dubai, publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and provides accurate, up-to-date news about the market. Over the past few years the publication has built up the largest readership of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It is also gaining popularity in other major shipping hubs, including Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore, London and Greece.

The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Topics that are covered include tanker shipping, container operations, dry and liquid bulk trades, ro-ro, and cruise shipping. In addition, there is up to date information about regional terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The newsletter, which celebrated the publication of its 100th edition in 2018, regularly carries exclusives, analysis and interviews with top executives, and there are plans to include a special section on recent and forthcoming events, the industry’s ‘movers and shakers’ and other personality-led news.

TMS publishes the very successful TMS UAE Yearbook. The third volume covering 2018/19 was launched in July last year and the 2019/20 edition is all set to be unveiled in June 2019 at NorShippinhg in Oslo. Around 5000 copies are printed and distributed worldwide and have a high profile at partner maritime events, such as Posidonia, SMM, Norshipping, Dubai International Boat Show, Offshore Arabia and many more. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority also takes the Yearbook with them to the events that they take part in and host over the year, as well as having copies on display at its headquarter in Abu Dhabi.

Covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in-depth articles, researched first hand. These cover all the major sectors of the shipping, ports and maritime industry in the UAE. The articles, on terminals, shipping companies, shipyards, maritime law firms, classification, regulators and inland transport firms, among others, have been well received by the industry as a year-round reference point. The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook is a must-read publication for everyone interested in UAE maritime issues.

The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The sixth edition of TMS Awards will take place on Monday, 21st October 2019 at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai.

These are the only Awards of their kind that represent all sectors within the maritime and shipping industries, a factor that has been evident since their inception. They are in particular the only Awards where all the major shipowners and operators from across the region are represented, something that TMS is extremely proud of.

The Awards are now firmly positioned as one of the world’s leading shipping and maritime Awards gala dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. All of the five events to date have been held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and have each attracted close to 700 of the region’s elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. These guests have come from a variety of industry segments, ranging from ports and terminal operators to ship owners and managers. Top executives from the worlds of maritime law and finance, classification, ship building and repair and maritime education and training are also in attendance, creating unrivalled networking opportunities.

All of the events have had distinguished master of ceremonies. Past MCs have included Alastair Campbell, Ruud Gullit, Jim Clancy, Lara Dutta and Tim Wilcox. The 2019 event will be hosted by a personality of equivalent caliber.

The 2018 TMS Awards saw 20 general awards presented, in line with the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel, as well as a number for special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The Awards have set a benchmark within the industry and have become an eagerly anticipated meeting place for top executives from across the market, as well as an opportunity to reward and recognise achievement at the highest level. The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Taj Hotel, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.

Website: https://www.tmsawards.com/

The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.

Website: https://tmstankerconference.com/

The fifth The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on the 6th November 2019 at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. The Conference brings together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The fourth TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 6th, 2018, building on the success of the previous three events. Speakers from various sectors shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, illuminating the way forward. One of the highlights was a special ‘up close’ interview session with Hyperloop Transportation chairman, Bibop Gresta, and Sanjay Mehta who heads up S One Capital.

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Record numbers attend TMS Tanker Conference


The decision to move this year’s TMS Tanker Conference to The Atlantis Dubai payed off in a big way, with a more than 90% increase the number of attendees in the ballroom. The one-day event, held on Tuesday 16th October, attracted over 220 delegates, a record-breaking number.

Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains, “We moved the Conference to The Atlantis to ensure not only that we could meet growing demand from the market, but also that the venue was really upmarket as is befitting for such an elite group of tanker industry professionals. The big rise in delegate numbers shows this was the right strategy, but also how topical and relevant the topics on the agenda were in taking the event to a whole new level.”

This was the third annual tanker conference staged by The Maritime Standard and took as its theme ‘Getting the most out of more positive markets.’ Clive Woodbridge, Conference Editor, says. “Despite well-documented politico-economic concerns, there are some cautiously optimistic signs that the tanker trades are in recovery mode, and this sense of optimism was evident in many of the presentations. There were a number of critical issues, as well as opportunities, that were highlighted however, and in particular the concern about the 2020 sulphur cap and the problems associated with installing exhaust gas scrubbers was evident. There was general agreement that this was a refinery problem and not a shipping matter.”

Keynote addresses were given by Nikolas Tsakos, chairman of Intertanko, and Ali Shehab, deputy chief executive of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. In addition, Shahab Al Jassmi of DP World stepped into give the keynote address for Abdullah Bin Damithan, chief commercial officer, DP World, UAE Region.

The case for a more optimistic assessment of the tanker business was persuasively made by some of the most influential and expert figures in the business. These included Captain Abdulkareem al Masabi, chief executive officer, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma, chairman and managing director, Shipping Corporation of India; Tarik Al Junaidi, chief executive, Oman Shipping Company; Khamis Juma Buamim, managing director and group chief executive, Gulf Navigation; and Chris Peters, chief executive, E Ships.

Other speakers who made a big impact, in discussing support infrastructure and services, included Petros Doukas, chairman, Capital Partners; Rajiv Agarwal, chief executive, Essar Ports, Tim Smith, director, Maritime Strategies International; and Gaurav Moolwaney, executive director, Standard Chartered. This session was chaired by Captain Jitendra Misra, from Emarat Maritime.

Environmental regulations, safety and security remain hot topics for the industry and the third and final session kept people in their seats. Chaired by Ibrahim Fahmy, ADNOC Offshore, speakers included Capt. Stephen Bligh, DNV GL; Waleed Al Tamimi, chief operating officer, Tasneef; June Manoharan, regional director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants; Captain Tony Field, Lloyds Register; Peter Sahlen, R&D manager, and Roger Harfouche, regional director, Marlink,

Clive Woodbridge, adds, “The feedback we received from this year’s conference was overwhelmingly favourable, and there was a great atmosphere in the ballroom with lot of interaction between panellists and audience. We are pleased that the Conference strengthened its reputation as the leading meeting place for senior figures from the tanker industry and provided such a vibrant opportunity to exchange information and market insights.”

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference moves to new location

Dubai, UAE, 1st April 2018: In order to accommodate increased demand for delegate places, The Maritime Standard has decided to move this year’s TMS Tanker Conference to The Atlantis, Dubai. The one-day event will take place on Tuesday 16th October, the day after the hugely popular TMS Awards gala dinner, at this iconic, high quality venue on The Palm, Jumeirah.

Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains, “We have decided to move to a bigger venue that has around twice the capacity, to make sure we can meet growing demand from the market. What started out as a niche regional event now covers a much wider portfolio of tanker trades, and companies supporting those trades, taking it to a new level. There is more reason for delegates to attend and the new venue better matches the Tanker Conference’s enhanced profile.”

The third annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference 2018 will take as its theme “Getting the most out of more positive markets.” There are some cautiously optimistic signs that the tanker trades are in recovery mode, and delegates will hear from a host of top quality speakers and panellists, with expertise in different aspects of the tanker shipping market, to help signpost the way forward and ensure that no opportunities are missed. Keynote speakers will focus on overall regional and global trade patterns and service initiatives, as well as market challenges. In addition there will be presentations looking at many other aspects of the tanker business, including environmental protection, ship management, finance, crewing, security and digitalisation.

The opening keynote session will set the tone for the event and will feature insightful presentations from two global and regional heavyweights in the tanker shipping industry. Session one, in the morning, will include papers from senior executives in the fields of ship owning, operations and management, as well as shipbroking and finance. Collectively these will make the case that greater optimism about the future of the tanker shipping industry is justified, although significant hurdles remain to be overcome.

In the afternoon, session 2 will focus on support infrastructure and services and how these can provide a solid regional platform for regional tanker shipping development. This will be followed by session 3, during which speakers will seek to address the safety, security and environmental issues facing the tanker sector and how these can best be overcome.

This will be followed by the always popular networking reception at which attendees and speakers will get a chance to discuss the market in an informal and relaxed setting.

Benefitting from the fact that it is held in the same location and in close proximity to TMS Awards, The TMS Tanker Conference is sure to attract many senior executives from all of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as global players. The Tanker Conference is now firmly established as a key event for the trade, combining top quality speakers and senior executive participants from different segments, to create unrivalled learning and networking opportunities.

Clive Woodbridge, Conference Editor, says, “The feedback from last year’s event was extremely favourable and we aim to build further on that success. We are looking to attract some of the biggest names in the industry to speak this year, so watch this space for more details.”

For more information about how to attend the TMS Tanker Conference, and the sponsorship opportunities that are available, please go to: www.tmstankerconference.com

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Image Caption: (from left to right) Clive Woodbridge, The Maritime Standard; Ralph Becker, DNV GL; Dr. Ruanthi De Silva; SCM Plus (Pvt) Ltd; Waleed Al Tamimi; Emirates Classification (TASNEEF); Tarik Al Junaidi; Oman Shipping Company; Roger Harfouch, Marlink; Abdullah Bin Damithan, DP World; Chris Peters, Emirates Ship Investment Company; H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, Ali Shehab, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Phillip Tinsley, BIMCO; Gaurav Moolwaney, Standard Chartered; Trevor Pereira, The Maritime Standard; Lakshmi Janarthanan, Drydocks World

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