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Seafarer 2050 – Shaping the Future of Shipping

The Shaping the Future of Shipping –Seafarer 2050 summit (held in the Conrad Hotel, Manila, The Philippines) was supported by the global shipping sector, The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), and brought together government ministers, regulators, shipowners, ship managers, charterers, industry leaders and technology and infrastructure providers to discuss the requirements for seafarers in 2050

The summit considered the elements required for a successful transformation of seafarers’ roles to meet the needs of shipping in the future, including education and training, building capacity and resilience, recruitment and retention of seafarers, and ensuring that any transition is safe, equitable, and human-centric.

Shaping The Future of Shipping Seafarer 2050 group image featuring President R. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In addition, Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 reflected on the risks to shipping and global trade inherent in industry transformation and the investments and changes that will need to be made to ensure that sufficient numbers of skilled seafarers are available to fulfil the requirements of shipping in 2050.

A positive message announced at the Summit, was that there is significant opportunity for all by working together, focusing on the development of human infrastructure.

International Chamber of Shipping Publication Stand at the Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit

The Summit outcomes document was developed in order to summarise all the key points that where discussed during the Summit. If you would like to access the Summit outcomes document click here.

Finally, a huge thank you to all the supporting organisations that helped to make this event happen, and a huge thank you to the Filipino Shipowners Association for such a warm reception.