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Montreal hosting conference on future of ocean shipping on June 13

With the ocean-shipping industry experiencing its greatest period of risk in 25 years, an array of new threats to global trade is now forcing shipping to confront the ‘new normal’ of increased geopolitical turbulence, trade barriers, and long-term uncertainty. On June 13, the maritime industry will convene in Montreal at Shaping the Future of Shipping–Global Trade Risk and Resilience to seek practical solutions to the live issues facing the shipping industry, the International Chamber of Shipping stated in a press release.

This conference is organized on behalf of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce.

“The Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay on the St Lawrence River will host this prestigious event. Due to the port’s integral role in the development of the city of Montreal, it is the perfect venue for holding a truly global conversation,” the press release indicated.

The attacks on Red Sea shipping lanes are only one of the myriad challenges that have brought to light the fragility of post-pandemic supply chains. Such events continue to pose serious questions for governments and shipping companies alike. It is moments like these that require key stakeholders from across the entire maritime value chain to come together and take practical steps to build a better and more robust future.

The 2024 Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit-Global Trade Risk and Resilience is a vital opportunity for industry leaders to meet with ministers, government representatives, policymakers, and regulators. It demonstrates shipping’s centrality to international trade and will feature the discussions that will shape the future of our industry.

With the support of leading industry partners, this conference will include high-level discussion of the most consequential topics in shipping today: geopolitical instability, supply chain disruption, near-shoring, and the future role of AI.

(Photo of Grand Quay of Port of Montreal)