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Lord Mayor’s annual Gresham Lecture focuses on London as maritime centre

Posted on: 29 January 2016

The Lord Mayor’s annual Gresham Lecture, which took place on Thursday, January 28th. In keeping with tradition, it was introduced by the current Lord Mayor of the City of London The Lord Mountevans, who is also Chairman of Maritime London.

The lecture entitled ‘London – The Global Maritime Centre in a Changing World’ lecture was then delivered by Prof Costas Grammenos, Professor of Shipping, Trade and Finance at the Cass Business School, City University London, as well as the Founder and Chairman of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance.

This year the event’s focused on London’s maritime cluster and its tremendous success story. While the docks have migrated out of the centre and international dominance has been challenged, London remains an enormous shipping centre, perhaps the world’s largest.

From the Baltic Exchange and the shipbroking community to shipowners, insurers, commercial and investment banking, trade finance, commodities, legal and accountancy services – the scale of modern maritime London is awe inspiring.

London is a leading place for specialist education in these areas and also has unrivalled expertise in the provision of services to the global shipping community, including dispute resolution, class and survey work, as well as maritime innovation and technology. We will celebrate the achievements of centuries, and look forward to the challenges of centuries to come.

Please use this link for more details, including the full transcript.

What is Maritime London?

Maritime London – the promotional body for UK based companies providing professional services to the international shipping industry

Funded by over 100 companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London ensures that the UK remains a world beating location to base a maritime related business. Maritime London’s mission is to promote the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.

Our core Maritime Services

The UK is home to a world beating array of professional maritime service providers. Maritime sectors include:

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