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2 - 4 November 2020
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall,
Hamburg, Germany


Join the industry's leaders at this two-day conference to get all the information you need on the container market.

Regulatory updates, trade pattern analyses, business strategy audits, digitization, standardization, investment and finance. We cover everything that's relevant to you and connect you with the people you need.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Global Liner Shipping conference has been postponed to 2 - 4 November 2020. If you are already registered for May you have automatically been registered for the November edition of the event. No further action is necessary to confirm your participation.

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Shippers, freight forwarders & carriers
Expert speakers


A new generation of sustainability in shipping is unfolding and you are a part of it. But are you leading or following? At Global Liner Shipping, leaders of change met to answer questions about the structure of supply chain strategy, the nature of strategic alignment, and the logic of future visioning exercises.

The profitability of sustainability

The EU green deal and shipping

GHC regulations, biofouling and coating

Scrubbers vs Alternatives: the future – ramping up or phasing out?


Tech Hub | Ports and terminals: digitisation and automation 

Tech Hub | Customer interface: service reliability – fulfilling the digital shipping promise   

Under the lens: trade lens – infrastructure update, benefit analysis

Regulation, Law, Tensions

Consortia block exemption regulation decision: arguments and implications for Business 

Trust, transparency and rate negotiations 

The Anxiety Angle | Trade wars, Brexit and trade tensions

Trade patterns

Supply and demand comparative dynamics 

Blanksailing and compliance-driven route optimisation

Supply and demand comparative dynamics 


Integrated, sustainable supply chains

Talking change and why fortune favours the brave 

Shipping and the age of the digital sale 

Shippers’ take on the state of the union: assessing risks and benefits and promise of the future

Industry standardisation

The winding road to industry standardisation

The common digital global trade identity

Data: mining, collection and interpretation – a critical look at sourcing and using big data in shipping

Pre-Conference Summit | Liner Shipping2050: The Economy of Compliance in the Era of Sustainable Shipping

This is the essential 2020 check-in: the early verdict on operational choices and the impact on margins and clients

Some of the big questions we will address in the course of this summit are: Impact of compliance on margins: who are the winners and losers in the sustainability strategy game, in the long run? What is the feedback from the client side? Non-compliance, operational challenges and future planning: Decarbonisation


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