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Impact of Trade on the Maritime Sector in 2050
10th November 2015, Glasgow

This seminar was very successful and attended by industry leaders from both the UK and Continent.

A. How will the shipping industry respond to political conflict and economic and political instability
B. A new environment – climate change, urbanisation, food security, future logistics strategies, near shoring and the impact on shipping
C. What role can Scottish competence and innovation play in the future of the maritime industry and offshore sector?

  • Agenda (updated 23rd October)


The Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association’s Centennial Conference - “100 Years of Scottish Shipping - What Legacy Do We Leave for the Next Generation?” - held on 11 November 2014 was a roaring success.

  • John Adams - Shipowner Perspective
  • David Balston - Energy and Environmental Impacts
  • Bob Bishop - Interntanko Perspective
  • Michael Crawford-Brunt - Energy and Environmental Impacts
  • Michael Kloth - ITF
  • Sandra Laurenson - Energy and Environmental Impacts
  • Gordon Wilmsmeier - Challenges to face in a global industry
  • Ian Woodman - Impact of the Maritime Sector
  • Final Agenda
  • Participation List

These are available on request.

George O’Hara’s book, "100 Years of Shipping on the River Clyde", which was mentioned at the Annual Dinner, is distributed/sold by:

Witherby Publishing Group Ltd.,
4 Dunlop Square,
Deans Estate,
West Lothian,
EH54 8SB

Telephone: +441506 463 227

The Scottish Ferries Review - Pantrak/TRi report on freight is now available for download. This report covers the Clyde, Western Isles and Northern Isles.

Gavin Roser was Secretary General of the European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum based in Brussels 2010 - 2017. Now Ambassador at Large. Audrey Macnab as Deputy Secretary General runs the Secretariat.

Multi Modal in Birmingham in April 2010

Photograph taken at Multi Modal in Birmingham in April 2010.
With Gavin Roser is David Cheslin Chairman of Coastlink.
Gavin was Deputy Chairman.

Pantrak Transportation Ltd. Registered in Scotland. Company number: SC226626.

Pantrak provides consultancy and project management services to private and public sector clients in the manufacturing, logistics and transportation sectors throughout Europe.

Gavin Roser and Audrey Macnab

Gavin Roser, Pantrak's Managing Director, is a well known figure in the transport industry across Europe. Passionate about his subject and one of few who really understands the core transport issues affecting Europe, Gavin is co-founder and Chairman of Coastlink the short sea shipping network.

Gavin is Secretary General of the European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum and works with Audrey Macnab (left) who is F&L Secretariat. Photo taken at F&L Rotterdam, 20 November 2013.

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