Portugal Shipping Week to launch in September

Shipping Innovation and the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea have joined forces to launch the inaugural Portugal Shipping Week in September this year.

The event, which will be held in Lisbon from 17th to 21st September, will be chaired by Portuguese Minister of the Sea Ana Paula Vitorino (pictured).

Populated by a large number of events run by industry supporting organisations as well as sponsors, Portugal Shipping Week will  showcase Portugal’s role as a global shipping and logistics maritime centre.

Welcoming news of the event, the Minister said: “This type of week seeks to place Portugal on the international agenda of today’s ship owners, operators and investors.

“We are delighted to be working with Shipping Innovation on this exciting project and we look forward to welcoming the global shipping industry to Lisbon in September to meet and network with the leaders of the Portuguese Maritime sector, in the context of the Portuguese government’s policy to promote the Ocean, and linked to several international maritime events that will take place in Portugal in 2018,” she added.

Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director of Shipping Innovation, said the launch of Portugal Shipping Week was a great opportunity to celebrate the country’s immense shipping heritage and its bright future.

“The week will also bring together the Portuguese speaking world from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America and will offer an exciting opportunity for high level industry and regulator networking and thought leadership,” he said.

Website details will be published shortly together with an interactive event calendar. If you would like further information please follow the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea on LinkedIn and Facebook, or email LBH@petrospot.com