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Get set for Workboat 2050

An online conference series of expert panels navigating the waters of decarbonisation compliance in the workboat industry. Looking at cost effective solutions to help you tackle the challenges brought about by regulatory change.
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The Commercial Marine Network, in partnership with Seawork and Maritime Journal, introduce Series 2 of 'Get set for Workboat 2050'.  An online conference series of expert panels navigating the waters of decarbonisation compliance and looking at critical aspects of vessel operations and safety in the workboat industry. Series 2 will deliver 5 free-to-attend sessions focussed on efficient business operations, optimising fleet performance, and safety in the working environment.

In association with The Workboat Association.

Owners, operators, fuel providers and engine manufacturers need to get on board with Workboat 2050. Growing pressures to decarbonise across all marine sectors mean it is more important than ever to understand the opportunities available to you, both short term and long term, in order to meet these mandatory targets. Incorporate the necessary changes into your plans now to ensure you are best placed to make the right capital expenditure decisions on maintenance, replacement & new technology.

Join our online forum of experts for a series of five free-to-attend bitesize sessions!

Session 1 - 5 Oct 2021 - BOOKING NOW OPEN
Vessel tracking & monitoring. Optimise your fleet and minimise carbon emissions with vessel tracking and monitoring technology.
Session 2 - 3 Nov 2021
Best of Decarbonisation. Showcasing industry success: How to reduce fleet emissions - Learning from real world implementation.
Session 3 - TBC Feb 2022  
Transfer & Access. Managing crew transfer safety in offshore energy and port operations.
Session 4 - TBC Apr 2022
Autonomous vessels. Utilising autonomous vessel technology to optimise efficiency in commercial operations.
Session 5 - 21 June 2022
Hydrogen & Clean growth opportunities. Is there a place for hydrogen in the decarbonisation roadmap for the workboat sector?

Register for Session 1 of Series 2 of Get Set for Workboat 2050 taking place at Seawork Connect on 5th October 2021 at 10:30 - 11:30 BST


The Harbour Masters Association of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man enjoys a longstanding established relationship with all sectors of the UK Maritime Industry whilst engaging directly with the UK Government and its regulatory bodies. The UKHMA have a shared interest and commitment in the continuous improvement regarding the safety of all port marine operations within UK Ports and Harbours whilst sharing the desire in implementing and adopting enhanced regulation, safe working procedures and competence based training where identified as necessary.

The UKHMA continues to maintain and enhance the status of a respected and dynamic professional organisation with a voice that is heard both in Government and throughout the UK Maritime Industry. Moving forward we are anticipating an even closer working relationship regarding coordination and cooperation with all UK Maritime interests and organisations adding even more value in supporting our shared aims and objectives regarding best practice in UK Ports and Harbours.

The fundamental purpose of Maritime Pilotage is to ensure safe and secure transit of vessels using our ports, which in turn enhances environmental protection and port efficiency. The UKMPA represents around 500 Maritime Pilots in the UK who every day climb onto all types and sizes of vessels in UK waters, bringing their essential cargos through our ports in all weathers.

Currently in excess of 90% of goods coming into the UK arrives by sea. In this new post-Brexit era, many traders which traditionally sent their ships to European hubs for their goods to be re-distributed will now be sending their goods directly to the UK. This coupled with newly developed ‘Freeports’ around our coast may further increase traffic through our Ports.

With ever larger ships now using our Ports, it is now more important than ever to have the professional skills of a Maritime Pilot on the bridge of a vessel when it comes to our harbours.

The Society of Maritime Industries
The SMI's purpose is to be the voice and champion the cause, of our UK maritime engineering, marine science and technology and business service members.
They promote and support companies which design, build, refit and modernise ships, and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminals infrastructure, digital technology, maritime defence and security, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.

Register now for Session 1 of the 2nd Series of Get Set for Workboat 2050 taking place at Seawork Connect on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 10:30-11:30 BST


For more information on attending, speaking at, or sponsoring our 'Get Set for Workboat 2050' online conference series, please contact the team on +44 1329 825335 or email

"Following the  overwhelming success of our first Commercial Marine Network online conference series, we are taking the opportunity to both drill further down into real world decarbonisation dilemmas and introduce some new discussion subjects from Autumn 2021." - Jake Frith, Editor, Maritime Journal

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