Shipping Innovation

Shipping Innovation are organisers of London International Shipping Week.

They are an independent joint venture company that brings together two of the most experienced, creative, energetic and well-connected media companies in the maritime, transport and energy industries, Elaborate Communications Ltd and Petrospot Ltd.

Elaborate Communications 

‘A multi-faceted Public Relations, Publishing, Marketing and Advertising Agency specialising in the promotion of companies and organisations in the international maritime sector.’

Providing bespoke PR and Marketing services targeted to meet individual clients’ needs, Elaborate’s team of skilled communicators excels at harmonising publicity opportunities with management strategies designed for maximising profit margins.

Elaborate’s publishing division produces two influential maritime magazines: Ship Management International, the main publication for ship owners and ship managers and The Ship Supplier the leading publication for the ship supply sector.


Petrospot Limited is a dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries.

Petrospot publishes Bunkerspot, the world’s foremost magazine, online news service and app on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering. 

Petrospot also publishes some of the world’s most authoritative books and e-books on bunker fuels, LNG, shipping, shipping law, risk management, marine lube oils and marine surveying.

Through the Petrospot Academy, the company offers some of the world’s most highly respected training courses, including the Oxford Bunker Course, the Oxford Bunker Course (Advanced)An Introduction to Shipping and An Introduction to LNG Bunkering, all recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) as contributing to continuing professional development. Petrospot also runs in-house training around the world for government departments and private companies.

Petrospot organises international conventions and conferences, including Maritime Week AmericasMaritime Week Africa, ARACON and the Middle East Bunkering Convention.

Through a joint venture with Shipping Innovation, Petrospot organises London International Shipping Week (LISW) in London, European Shipping Week (ESW) in Brussels, Portugal Shipping Week in Lisbon, the International Maritime Forum (part of the International Business Festival) in Liverpool and the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS) in London and Singapore.

Shipping Innovation