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WISTA UK’S Came by SHIP one day forum

June 16, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm


Each year, WISTA-UK identifies projects designed to address essential strategic questions facing our industry and our members. As part of the events taking place this year, WISTA-UK is launching the Came by SHIP campaign to highlight the importance of the shipping industry to the lives of everyone.

The UK is heavily dependent on the maritime trade; over 90% of the goods we consume and export come (or go) by SHIP, but most of the public has little knowledge of how important those ships are for our economy – for our food, fuel and most other goods.

This year WISTA-UK is pleased to host its annual forum in Liverpool at the Hugh Baird College on 16th June. The forum will be officially launched by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Hammond during a networking lunch, this will be followed by our round table ‘To weigh or not to weigh that is the question’. A distinguished panel will lead the discussions on the issue of container weights and the impact of mis-declaration and who should undertake the weighing.

The WISTA-UK Liverpool Debate will build upon the conclusions of the Grand Annual Debate, held in London on 8 May, about whether the shipping industry is invisible or not. From the results of the Grand Debate, we are forming a new panel that will analyse the conclusions and we will throw new questions to the local shipping audience. With video clips and participants this is a “must see” and one of the highlights of the Festival. The debate will focus on who is at fault for allowing the shipping industry to be invisible.  Book here

Plus our Networking Evening Reception- Sponsored by Port2Port
Join us for our joint evening networking reception in association with Seafarers UK. This will be held on-board the Kathleen & May, moored at the Albert Docks. Book here

For full details of the programme for the day please click here.




Hugh Baird College
Balliol Road, Bootle
Liverpool, L20 7EW United Kingdom
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