“DEALING with tomorrow’s challenges” is the theme of the 2019 Nautical Institute Singapore Conference, hosted next week by the Singapore branch of The Nautical Institute at Suntec City Convention Centre.

The conference is to discuss four key maritime issues of tomorrow: new requirements and legislation, disruptive technology, cargo issues – loading, stowage and safe carriage, as well as upcoming loss prevention challenges.

There will be a total of four panels of senior, internationally recognised shipping leaders – each panel discussing the main themes within each key maritime issue.

Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute Captain Yves Vandenborn said much thought had gone into planning the event.

“We are dedicating a duration of 80 minutes for each session – to allow for an in-depth, meaningful and interactive discussion between both speakers and delegates,” he said.

“The discussions we have today will form the road map for the future of the maritime industry – the backbone of global trade.”


The conference includes panel sessions discussing the sulphur cap 2020, the EU Ship Recycling Convention, the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, the Energy Efficiency Design Index, as well as the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.

There also will be debate on how disruptive technology is transforming the future of shipping.