Maritime president addresses close of London shipping event

Among the 600-strong audience at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane were the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport, the Rt Hon Stephen Hammond MP.

Inmarsat’s President of Maritime told the assembled dignitaries and industry leaders that having been founded just 32 years ago, the company was “a relative newcomer” to London’s maritime community.

Proud employees
He went on to describe how proud the employees at Inmarsat are to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which had saved numerous lives since its inception.

Stephen Hammond MP was attending the gala dinner just days after a visit to Inmarsat’s headquarters in London – during which he said he was “hugely impressed” by the company.

At a VIP reception before the dinner, Inmarsat’s Chief Executive Rupert Pearce discussed commercial initiatives with customer guests and met with Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive of the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Platinum sponsor
Inmarsat is Platinum sponsor of London International Shipping Week, staged to highlight the UK capital’s vital role in the positive development of global shipping.

The week-long schedule offered high-level networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry.

As part of the programme, Ship Efficiency: The Event – a conference and exhibition organised by maritime events company Fathom in association with Inmarsat – looked at ways to improve operational and vessel efficiency.

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