The Maritime Standard returns with a new programme of Covid-19: A Leadership Perspective webinar on January 27th, when the topic of debate will be “2021- A year of opportunity?” An experienced group of senior executives from shipping, ports, logistics and other maritime and transportation sectors will gaze into the future and provide their unique insights as to how the year ahead might unfold for the industry.
Certainly, the rolling out of the Sinopharm, Pfizer and Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccines gives real hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that the world may be turning the tide on the pandemic. There is considerable optimism that economies will quickly bounce back once the vaccine programmes have gathered sufficient momentum to end the cycle of lockdowns and there is even talk of a new ‘roaring twenties’ era taking shape, echoing the decade of growth seen after the First World War and the Spanish Flu pandemic. And yet there are clearly massive challenges to overcome, with new strains of Covid causing concern and worries that it may be many years before the developing world economies are fully protected from the virus.
Against this backdrop of cautious optimism that the worst may soon be behind us, the TMS Webinar will ask panellists to provide their assessments of the likely outlook for the maritime sector over the coming 12 months.