As the industry looks ahead to its recovery, specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy, in partnership with Qatar Airways, has today kicked off this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW21) by opening the London Stock Exchange.
The week-long event will be the largest and most important LISW to date, hosting up to 160 in-person, hybrid and virtual functions. This year’s theme of ‘Driving Growth and Recovery in a Disrupted World’ will explore how the shipping industry can balance its post-Covid recovery with its desire for growth.
Now is the time to look to the future and assess how companies can remain relevant in tomorrow’s world of shipping as it begins to live with Covid. The industry is changing, with the global pandemic pushing environmental factors front-of-mind, and with 2030 just around the corner – now is the most important time to be planning for the future of the industry.
ATPI’s Nikos Gazelidis, chief commercial officer marine division, said of the event: “London International Shipping Week continues to be the most prestigious event in the global shipping and maritime industry calendar and we are honoured to be opening the London Stock Exchange with Qatar Airways today. Following a difficult year for the industry, we’re excited to be looking to the future and how we can continue to navigate the challenges of modern-day shipping. Ensuring cost, efficiency, and more importantly – safety and environmental impact, are at the forefront of every decision”.
Thierry Antinori, chief commercial officer at Qatar Airways added: “We are proud to partner with ATPI Marine & Energy to open the London Stock Exchange at the beginning of London International Shipping Week 2021. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with ATPI and the maritime industry to operate as many flights as possible to facilitate crew changes and to reunite seafarers with their families and loved ones. We look forward to further strengthening our partnerships with the maritime industry and supporting the recovery of this vital industry.”
As a global leading expert in travel for the marine, energy and resource industries, ATPI is continuously investing and seeking solutions to improve the human logistics of the crew change cycle. With deep-rooted expertise in crew rotation supported by 24/7 service and innovative technology, ATPI Marine & Energy is actively engaged to develop a more proactive, fully integrated, seamless crew change ecosystem, to ensure the safe passage of seafarers for years to come.
Further information about LISW21 can be found on the dedicated event website: www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com
For more information on ATPI, see www.atpi.com.