Supply chain innovation central to LISW23 as DP World comes onboard as exclusive International Logistics Sponsor


The smooth flow of world trade will be a central topic at this September’s London International Shipping Week 2023 (LISW23) thanks to support from DP World, the leading supplier of smart logistics solutions and a significant UK investor, which has come onboard as the event’s exclusive International Logistics Sponsor.

Supply chain innovation and resilience will be central to discussions during the week-long event, particularly as the shipping industry addresses international environmental concerns and evolves to deliver innovative answers to global challenges.

Ernst Schulze, UK Chief Executive of DP World said: “We are delighted to be supporting London International Shipping Week. After the disruption of recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are looking for capacity, reliability and growth opportunities. We are providing it, enabling customers to move goods smoothly and efficiently in and out of the UK and across their supply chains.

“Over the past 10 years DP World has invested £2 billion in the UK, supporting thousands of jobs. Over the next 10 years we have earmarked a further £1 billion of investment, with a £350m new fourth berth at London Gateway now well under construction.”

DP World saw a 5% rise in the volume of trade handled by its two hubs in the UK last year, as the leading provider of smart logistics solutions continued to extend its reach further into the supply chain. London Gateway alone reported a 14% rise in volumes to 2,053,000 TEU, consolidating its position as Britain’s second biggest container terminal. Together with Southampton, the two terminals handled a record 3,850,000 TEU.

DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for its customers and the communities it serves globally. It is pushing the sector further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future. By uniting global infrastructure with local expertise, it is also creating stronger, more efficient end-to-end solutions.

Welcoming DP World’s involvement, LISW co-founder Sean Moloney commented: “DP World’s global view of international supply chain dynamics and its experience in innovation and trade will be of great benefit to LISW’s industry-leading discussions as we contemplate crucial issues which will influence the shipping industry’s future development.”

Now in its 10th year, London International Shipping Week has become synonymous with thought leadership, providing a high-level platform for the maritime world to examine crucial issues and identify solutions. LISW23 will consider how the shipping industry reframes ‘risk’ in what has become a complex marketplace. London plays a pivotal role in global trade and is home to key hubs for many sectors of the international maritime community. During the week, LISW23 will scrutinise the world’s seaborne supply and demand dynamics as well as driving debate on how to manage commercial risk on a global scale. Decarbonisation and achieving Net Zero 2050 will also be a central topic and leading international experts will consider where are the next, tangible, opportunities for the industry to contribute to energy transition while also generating profits.

London International Shipping Week 2023 (#LISW23) will take place from September 11 to 15 throughout various locations in London and the UK. The LISW23 Headline Conference will be held at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on Wednesday 13 Sept, while the glittering Gala Dinner on Thursday 14 Sept is hosted for the first time beside the River Thames at ‘Evolution London’ in Battersea Park and is scheduled to go on late into the night.

For further information about LISW23, including event details, sponsorship opportunities and delegate guidance, please see the dedicated website: