Norton Rose Fulbright’s global shipping team is delighted to continue our association with London International Shipping Week (LISW) in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us think more deeply about how we go about our business so it could not be a better time to share perspectives and ideas from across the globe and to re-examine the challenges and opportunities. ‘Driving growth and recovery in a disrupted world’ is this year’s guiding theme and the events we are involved in support that theme. These events include discussions on: how the next generation of low to zero carbon emitting vessels will be financed; the implications of shipping being brought into the EU’s emissions trading system; the attractiveness of the stock market for shipping IPOs; and how to promote further diversity and inclusion. Harnessing innovation is vital and in the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Making Waves film being launched during LISW, we talk about both the innovation in financial products and the use of AI in shipping’s journey to decarbonise.
On this dedicated site you will find details of the events we are involved in and related news and insights on matters including the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and how this will impact our clients.
Financing sustainable shipping
Our panel will compare the benefits of bilateral lending as an alternative source of sustainable finance with those of f...
Shipping IPOs: What is the market really like?
There has been an increased appreciation of the value of the shipping industry to the global economy during the COVID-19...
The other events being hosted at Norton Rose Fulbright during the week are:
Transparency in Bunkering Forum
13 September 2021 | 14:00 – 17:30 BST
Shipping innovation reception
13 September 2021 | 17:30 – 19:30 BST
Hosts: Petrospot & Elabor8
Sea to City Networking Scheme Event
13 September 2021 | 11:00 - 13:30 BST
Host: Maritime London
15 September 2021 | 10:00 – 12:30 BST
Host: Maritime UK
Maritime UK Regional Showcase - The UK's Coastal Powerhouse
16 September 2021 | 18:30 – 13:00 BST
Host: Maritime UK
EU ETS and Shipping
On 14 July, the EU Commission’s draft legislation to update the Green Deal, “Fit for 55” (referring to the 55% target reduction in carbon emissions by 2035) was released, containing a number of proposals which could impact the maritime sector.
Deep Sea Mining – Is it sustainable enough to become part of the Energy Transition?
A number of shipping/offshore companies are already collaborating with mining companies to provide vessels for deepsea mining projects.
Looking for green hydrogen’s easy wins in Europe
There was much talk at the European Hydrogen Conference last month, and more generally across the gas industry, of the ‘low-hanging fruit’ when discussing the integration of low-carbon hydrogen into existing value chains, particularly in respect of turning grey hydrogen green (or, at the very least, blue).
Joint ventures in shipping: Complex but rewarding
Joint ventures have been prevalent in the shipping industry for many years.
COVID-19 and bill of lading fraud
Times of economic crisis have historically often flushed out frauds and other unscrupulous dealings which may not otherwise have been discovered in normal economic conditions. It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic, together with other economic factors such as depressed oil prices, are no exception.
Shipping law insights
Our shipping lawyers help you to stay up-to-date with the key legal issues in a rapidly evolving maritime industry.
Future of transport
Transitioning the sector to environment-friendly fuelled-transport modes will require significant investment and time.