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Sponsor Profiles

Founded in 1862, ABS sets the standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies. The ABS mission is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of its members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. As classification continues to evolve, ABS assists owners and operators with tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate with greater levels of safety, security and responsibility.

Headquartered in Australia with regional offices in New Zealand, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom. The ASP Group provides a complete range of integrated international maritime service solutions including full technical ship management, crew management, marine and technical consulting and project management, tanker time charter services, bunker supply and trading, ship agency and marine travel and employing over 200 shore based staff and some 2500 seafarers to service a diverse fleet portfolio from dry cargo through to the oil and gas sectors.

The Caravel Group Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a diversified global conglomerate focused on providing leading maritime services, the trading and logistics of dry bulk raw materials, investment management, and strategic asset ownership. Through our three primary operating units, we provide value-added solutions in distinct – but complementary – areas, while focusing on identifying and capitalizing on selected opportunities within each.

Caravel Resources is a leading provider of solutions across the industrial dry bulk value chain. Our focus is on the trading of industrial dry bulk raw materials, principally those used in the steel and energy industries – iron ore, carbons and minor bulks.

Caravel Maritime incorporates all of the Group’s shipping activities, namely ship management through Fleet Management Limited and commercial and chartering operations under the banner of Caravel Shipping, as well as vessel ownership through our wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Caravel Asset Management is an institutionalized investment manager, with a primary focus on direct investments in global liquid markets including public equity and credit, across all industries.

Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer, cleaner seas. ClassNK offers diverse technical services including the survey and classification of ships and marine structures based on technical independently developed rules, statutory surveys performed on behalf of more than 100 flag States, management system certifications based on ISO and other international standards, as well as other services to help our clients safeguard ships, their crews, and their cargo, while protecting the marine environment.

ClassNK is also a leader in maritime related research and development. Devoting significant resources and expertise to R&D, ClassNK works in close partnership with the industry to develop a broad array of cutting-edge technical solutions aimed at securing a safer and greener future for the maritime community.

With more than 240 million gross tons or some 20% of the world’s merchant fleet on register, ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification societies. Based in Japan, ClassNK is a global organization committed to providing the highest quality services and supporting its clients 24/7 through a network of over 130 exclusive surveyor offices across the world.

Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network, has operations in 48 ports spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.

The Hutchison Ports network has led the port industry for decades, setting standards for efficiency, innovation and service, wherever in the world it operates.

Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.

Hutchison Ports is the ports division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited.

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants is a company specializing in the production and marketing of marine lubricants worldwide.

It was founded by LUKOIL, the leading Russian company in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of
petroleum products. LUKOIL was established in 1991 and is now the world's largest privately owned oil and gas company by proven reserves of crude oil, operating “From the Wellhead to the Gas Station”. LUKOIL Lubricants is responsible for over 40 percent of all lubricants produced in Russia and markets these products in at least 58 countries across the globe. In 2007 LUKOIL decided to bring its expertise in lubricants technology to the maritime industry and founded LUKOIL Marine Lubricants as a stand-alone global sales and marketing business offering customers outstanding  operational and technical service based on an in-depth knowledge of marine lubricants. Customers can count on excellent support developed by people who know the business, from order manager to CEO.

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants offers a state-of-the-art marine grade range comprising main and minor grades of proven
quality, exceeding OEM specifications. LUKOIL’s engine oils (main grades) provide excellent deposit and wear control
and meet the demands of latest and highly rated engine designs. The minor grade range is produced in cooperation
with FUCHS Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH, which ensures that high quality products for ancillary machinery are globally
available at all times.

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was formed to service you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As one of the leading global port groups, PSA participates in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp. PSA strives to continue growing its port network alongside its shipping line customers and become the preferred partner to port stakeholders across the world. Employing the finest talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class service to its customers and develops win-win relationships with its partners. As the port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is “The World's Port of Call”. Please visit us at