Cybercrime is a matter of growing international concern within the tanker shipping sector and The Maritime Standard has responded by making this a key topic for this year’s event.

Trevor Pereira, managing director, says, “We have received phenomenal support from the shipping industry for this conference, including the backing of the world’s biggest shipping organisation, BIMCO.

“One of the highlights of the day is sure to be the presentation by Phil Tinsley, BIMCO’s maritime security manager. This will be an informative session and a timely reminder that cyber security should be on everyone’s agenda.”

Mr. Tinsley will illustrate the potential threats from cyber incidents and give advice about
how to mitigate those risks through awareness and training.

BIMCO’s recently updated industry guidelines will be explained, and attendees will be given an insight into future regulations which will require action by the industry from 2021 onwards, as part of ships’ Safety Management Systems.

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will also feature some of the most high profile
and respected names within the region’s tanker and petrochemicals business.

The keynote speech will be given by H.E. Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al Sabah, chief executive of the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, who will reveal plans to expand and upgrade its tanker fleet, as well as initiatives to protect the environment.

The quality of The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference has also won the support of several leading organisations as sponsors and supporters.

Alongside BIMCO, these include the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries; the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the Organisation of Islamic Shipowners Association, the Nautical Institute; The Indian National Ship Owners’ Association; The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents; The Mission to Seafarers; Pakistan Ship Agent’s Association and the Women in Shipping and Transport Association.

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference takes place the day after the 4th annual Maritime Standard Awards, which are being held at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Monday 23rd October 2017.

This is a glittering event attended by over 750 senior executives and industry leaders not just from across the region, but worldwide also. Many of these figures have committed to stay on and attend the Tanker Conference, creating unrivalled networking opportunities for those attending.