• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring
  • Industry: Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, Transport and Logistics
  • Type: Event
  • Date: 9/4/2012

Shipping Industry Briefing – the challenges, risks and opportunities 

Date: 04 Sept 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Registration)
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Presentations and panel discussion)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Cocktail reception)
Venue: KPMG Office
8/F, Prince’s Building
10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong
Language: English
KPMG Speakers & Panelists:

Patrick Cowley
Partner, Restructuring
KPMG Hong Kong


John Luke
Partner, Global Head of Shipping
KPMG London


Richard Dawson
Partner, Head of Debt Advisory
KPMG Hong Kong


Rufin Mak
Managing Director
DP World Hong Kong


Ken Cambie
Orient Overseas (International) Limited


Richard Hext
Vanmar Shipping Limited


Tom Leander
Lloyds Shipping List

Fee: There is no fee for attending, though early registration is recommended due to expected demand.

The shipping industry is bearing the brunt of current global economic uncertainty more than most other industries following years of sustained investment in new capacity. Certain sectors of the industry are suffering considerably, with some participants entering survival mode in an effort to ride out the storm, some are rapidly diversifying and then there are those strategic investors who are taking advantage of depressed pricing and are seeking attractive investment opportunities.


This briefing will seek to provide an insight on the current industry trends, the challenges that the industry is facing, how liquidity in the financial markets is impacting the industry and highlight the current restructuring trends and options that are available to stressed shipping companies. We will also, through a panel discussion, provide insight from industry operators.