ITN Business will produce a news style programme NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING to be launched on 8th October 2024 around the UK Chamber of Shipping’s first ever Annual Conference in London.

According to UNCTAD (UN Conference on Trade and Development) the global maritime industry is responsible for facilitating over 80% of the world’s trade, but also generates 3% of greenhouse gas. How the industry will thrive in the future will be shaped by several global macro factors, such as co-operation on climate change and geopolitical stability, but also by the pace of technological uptake by those working in the industry.

Our programme will feature editorial contributions from senior opinion leaders from the UK Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO, and will explore how innovation and technology are playing a vital role in the shipping industry, helping it to address the challenges and opportunities of the global maritime sector.

Presented by the news broadcaster and journalist, Lukwesa Burak, in ITN’s London studio, the programme will be hosted on a bespoke page on the ITN Business content hub and will be supported by a digital launch as well as a paid marketing campaign and bespoke digital distribution across The Economist.

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING will feature organisations that are using technology to improve decision making, address safety issues and enhance operational efficiencies in global supply chains. We will share case study stories filmed on location around how data and technology are enhancing shipping routes, reducing fuel consumption, and driving the net-zero agenda.

We will feature the people at the heart of the shipping and maritime industry and show how technology and innovation is supporting training and enhancing skillsets.

There are commercial opportunities for leading organisations to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news item. If your organisation wants to share what you stand for and be part of this important conversation, please contact ITN Business’ Head Programming Director James Linden and Programming Director Jeff Blackmore.