Over the past 10 years, we have seen dramatic shipping industry consolidation and vessel upsizing, to continued global economic, financial, political and trade volatility, the colossal Belt and Road initiative and the upswing in regulations around environmental protection, the maritime supply chain is being buffeted from many directions.
And as we enter a new decade, the industry continues to navigate and adapt to considerable challenges that have the potential to radically affect the shipping and maritime actors from across the supply chain. 2020 brings with it the continuation of the Trade War between China and USA, the implementation of the IMO 2020 Sulphur cap and possibly the greatest challenge and opportunity ahead which is new technology, both as an enabler and a disruptor, shaking up the status quo of international trade, supply chain, logistics, transport and port operations across the globe.
For over 40 years, TOC Events has provided trusted forums for executives across the global ports, terminals, shipping and maritime logistics sector to network, learn and debate the big issues of the day. And over the past few years, there have been some very big issues to discuss.