Now in its 10th year, the UK Ports Conference is an essential update for the UK ports industry that brings together senior representatives from across the ports, shipping and maritime sectors to explore the opportunities and challenges facing the port sector, now and in the coming years. Taking place over two separately bookable days, this unique event provides the latest updates on policy issues and current trends, while also exploring port development opportunities and how infrastructure can be successfully delivered.
2017 has seen significant developments in the regulatory backdrop for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) as the Maritime Safety Committee at IMO have now accepted a scoping exercise into their work programme. Meanwhile the UK MAS Regulatory Working Group have been preparing a voluntary Code of Practice which is expected to be launched at the 3rd Annual Conference. This will take place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton on the 16th and 17th November.
The International Maritime Pilots Association will hold its 24th Congress from 22nd –to27th April 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.