Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
If people haven’t attended the TMS Tanker Conference before I would certainly recommend that they do so. They will learn a lot of new things and be more aware of what is going on in the market.
Capt. Jitendra MisraMD,
Emarat Maritime LLC
Every year it gets better. It has been a tremendous event for networking, and I have enjoyed meeting up with old friends and new.
Rajiv AgarwalCEO & MD,
Essar Ports Ltd
It's one world now, so nothing is local, and everything is global. As a result, it is necessary to have partnerships. The real benefit of coming here is to network, to get to know people and connect with them to see what can be done together. For me it was very fruitful event in a great venue.
Tim SmithDirector of
Oil & Tanker Markets, Maritime Strategies International
The conference was really well attended with some very high-level delegates and a range of participants from across the industry. This is my first time at the TMS Tanker Conference, but I have been very impressed. There were some good discussions on the issue of IMO 2020 and the decisions that a lot of players have got to make around that. We have also seen how tanker market dynamics are likely to evolve from some very experienced industry players.
Ali ShehabDeputy CEO,
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
This conference comes at a time where we really need to sit together, voice our views and exchange our thoughts. As always it is very valuable to be here in Dubai, because as well as tanker operators we have the financial cluster and the legal firms also with us here.
Emirates Ship Investment Company
This conference has got a very good guest list and excellent speakers. People turn out because they want to listen to what the experts are saying. The information about the potential in the Indian market was in particular something that grabbed a lot of attention in the audience.
Capt. Anoop Kumar SharmaChairman & MD,
The Shipping Corporation of India Limited
The networking has been fantastic. I have met people from various fields of shipping, and it has been a wonderful experience.
Capt. Stephen BlighSenior Principal Consultant,
With 2020 on the horizon the Conference appropriately touched on the big scrubber debate. It's interesting to see which way the industry is going. There are still a lot of different opinions, but there is a lot of positivity out there.
Capt. David StockleyCOO,
Oman Shipping Company
I thought the conference was very good, with a nice, broad range of speakers who were industry specialists. I am an optimist and it confirmed what I have been saying for a good few months now that the market is going to be positive.
Dr. Nikolas TsakosChairman, INTERTANKO & CEO,
Tsakos Energy Navigation
I was very impressed by the high caliber and quality of the speakers. It's one of the very few times where you see so many people that have a real interest in this market, many of whom are senior executives of tanker shipping companies. I was pleasantly surprised with the optimism in this part of the world, where there is also a lot of dynamism.