Leading global satellite communications provider Inmarsat is the first Platinum Sponsor to commit to London International Shipping Week, while international classification society Lloyd’s Register is the first Gold Sponsor, international law firm Ince & Co the first Silver Sponsor and the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) the first Bronze Sponsor.
Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “We are delighted to be the first Platinum Sponsor of London International Shipping Week and are very pleased to support such a significant and ground-breaking event that boosts London’s profile in the global shipping industry.”
London International Shipping Week will comprise dozens of maritime events hosted by shipping-related associations and commercial organisations, together offering multiple networking opportunities. So far 33 international shipping associations have pledged their support to this ground-breaking initiative with more than 20 events already confirmed or being organised for the week.
One of the key events, the inaugural London International Shipping Week Charity Golf Day takes place on 9th September, sponsored by The Baltic Exchange. Players will compete for the prestigious Baltic Cup at the famous Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, home of the 1981 Ryder Cup and venue of the final European qualifying round for each year’s second golfing major, the US Open.
Another exciting development is the commitment by the Royal Navy to sail one of its frigates into London during the week to herald its support for London International Shipping Week.
Maritime related associations and commercial organisations are encouraged to participate in London International Shipping Week to highlight London’s vital role in the positive development of international shipping. Details are available on www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com