About us


Mersey Maritime was set up in 2003 to represent the interests of the Ports and Maritime Sector on Merseyside, helping create the right conditions for business growth. It acts on behalf of a dynamic Maritime ‘cluster’ of more than 1700 businesses, employing 28000 people with a turnover of £2.6 billion per annum, promoting and developing excellence in all maritime related activities on Merseyside.

Mersey Maritime, working with Shipping Innovation and other partners, is the lead organisation for the coordination of the Maritime, Logistics and Energy thematic programme within the International Festival for Business.


Shipping Innovation Limited is an independent joint venture company that brings together two of the most creative, energetic and well-connected media companies in the maritime, transport and energy industries, Elaborate Communications Ltd and Petrospot Ltd.

A dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focusing on the maritime, energy and transportation industries Petrospot organises major international conventions, training courses and seminars, including London International Shipping Week, Maritime Week Americas, Maritime Week Africa and the Oxford Bunker Course. It also publishes authoritative books on marine fuels, marine surveying and maritime law www.petrospot.com/books.

Petrospot publishes two leading international magazines, Bunkerspot, the world’s foremost source of information on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering and Cargo Security Intelligence, a unique source of security intelligence focused on shipping and ports.


‘A multi-faceted Public Relations, Publishing, Marketing and Advertising Agency specialising in the promotion of companies and organisations in the international maritime sector.’

Providing bespoke PR and Marketing services targeted to meet individual clients’ needs, Elaborate’s team of skilled communicators excels at harmonising publicity opportunities with management strategies designed for maximising profit margins.

Elaborate’s publishing division produces two influential maritime magazines: Ship Management International, the main publication for ship owners and ship managers and The Ship Supplier the leading publication for the ship supply sector.