For sponsoring opportunities
for this conference,
Ms. Ruth Dalgethy
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EUROPEAN SHIPPERS' COUNCIL
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
the price of freight today and what will be tomorrow?
dialogue between Shippers/Charterers – Shipowners and Port Executives
Hamburg 5 October 2005
It takes a lot of players to carry goods from
where they are made to where they are sold. As the freight markets swing,
different players feel they are carrying more of the load than the others.
Today, the shipowner carries the stick. For the last few years, the shipowners
thought the charterer had it. And the port owners think both of them have it,
and are using it to beat them.
In the midst of this market mayhem come politicians, anxious to have safe,
clean, efficient shipping. They wave big sticks, but don’t always seem to have
the right target.
At the 2005 Shipper Forum, in Hamburg on 5th October, all these
players, and the brokers, bankers, information providers and standard setters
who keep the wheels of the market turning will all gather to see if there are
better ways to get goods onto shelves. What will the markets do next, and can
shippers and shipowners protect themselves from market swings? Will the price
of security be paid fairly? Can ports do more? Should they do more? And where
will the money come from to finance trade?
Join a heady mixture of shippers, shipowners, port operators, bankers,
politicians and brokers to debate the future of shipping in Europe, with the
people closest to the consumer, the shippers, in the forefront. Everyone who
attends gets a chance to have their say, no-one gets a chance to say more than
their share. It’s not a conference, it is a controlled explosion of debate,
point scoring, problem solving and bridge building.
Come to Hamburg and join in. You’ll make new contacts, build new businesses
and leave with a better understanding of how all the parts of shipping fit
The partnership between European Shippers’
Council and Mare Forum in producing the annual Shippers’
Forum has succeeded in creating the definitive forum for the
maritime supply chain and the 2005
Shipper Forum will once
again identify, examine and debate key issues for the
It is an event not to be
missed, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Forum on
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