The Maritime Standard is holding the third in its highly successful Covid 19: A Leadership Perspective series on Wednesday 3rd June at 12.30pm Dubai time. On this occasion the Webinar will focus primarily on the potential, and actual impacts of Covid-19 in terms of digitalisation within the shipping, ports, logistics and related sectors. There are many who believe that the crisis offers the chance to accelerate the use of digital tools, with short and long term benefits, and the Webinar is an ideal chance to assess emerging possibilities.

An experienced group of senior executives from different sectors of the maritime industry has been assembled as panelists on the Webinar to discuss the application of digital transformation tools to overcome issues generated by the pandemic, and help keep supply chains moving safely and efficiently, as well as the longer term possibilities. As well as digitalisation, panelists will discuss broader issues facing their particular spheres of activity.

Topics proposed for discussion include:

  • Digitalisation during the pandemic – game changer or short-term fix?

  • Challenges faced by shipping in accelerating the roll out of digitalization.

  • The impact of digitalisation on seafarer welfare.

  • Automation in ports and terminals.

  • Digitalising the maritime law environment.

  • Moving paperless ashore and onboard.

  • Breaking down trade barriers with digital innovation.

  • Autonomous shipping – the future?

  • Digital tools for tanker shipping

  • Safety for seafarers – how can digital tools assist at a time of pandemic.

The 2 hrs webinar will include a panel discussion and question & answer session in the second half of the program.


H.E. Eng. Ahmed Shareef Al Khoori

DG – Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime

Angus R Frew

Secretary General


Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi


ADNOC Logistics & Services

Abdulla Bin Damithan


DP World – UAE Region

Said Al Maawali

CEO – Oman Shipping Company & Oman Drydock Company

Dhruv Kotak

Managing Director

JM Baxi Group

Richard Briggs

Vice Chairman – Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center

Clive Woodbridge


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