Maritime Standard Tanker Conference in Dubai highlights potential for growth in region's tanker sector
Approximately 150 guests attended, including delegates from the leading tanker owner and operators across the region. During the event, a wealth of high-quality speakers provided insight into the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
Shaikj Daij Al Khalifa, chairman of the board at ASRY in Bahrain, spoke about the factors that could influence the tanker business in the coming years. Ali Shebab, CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), delivered an address about the need for public dialogue around tanker freight rates.
“This is our first dedicated tanker conference and we believe it is very well timed, as this is probably the only shipping sector that is doing relatively well at the moment,” Trevor Pereira, managing director of The Maritime Standard, said. “We managed to gather together a high quality cast of speakers and the 150 or so attendees found their insights to be enormously valuable I am certain. The networking opportunity was exceptional with delegations from Iran, China and Turkey in the room, for example.”