As shipping industry leaders it's the duty of the Greeks "to present a realistic way of solving many of our global issues" says Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee chairman, Haralambos J Fafalios.
Commodore Bob Sanguinetti has been appointed as the new chief executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, taking up the post on 16 July 2018.
Shipping group Wilhelmsen and equipment manufacturer Kongsberg are setting up the world's first autonomous shipping company which is designed to offer the entire value chain for unmanned vessels.
In the second part of this two-part series international shipping lawyer Torgeir Willumsen takes a closer look at the legal obstacles to autonomous shipping.
According to law firm Reed Smith the biggest opportunities for shipping in blockchain lie with digitising the supply chain, electronic bills of lading, marine insurance and smart contracts.