Recommendations on how UK shipping can increase competitiveness

A report on Maritime Groeth commissioned by UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been published. This report provides an industry perspective on theperformance of the UK Ship Register and gives recommendations on how it can become more internationally competitive, subsequently boosting the number of ships flying the UK Flag.

Shipping minister Robert Goodwill said: ''The publication of this evidence base represents a major milestone in the Maritime Growth Study. I am impressed by the broad range of contributors and the quality of material submitted to the study. The government is committed to supporting a competitive and world leading UK maritime sector and I look forward to receiving Lord Mountevans' findings later this year, underpinned by this evidence.''

Chris Thomas, MCA Acting Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, said: ''I'd like to thank our industrious panel members for their contributions. Their hard work will give us the direction we need to improve the UK Ship Register and, of course, have provided the Maritime Growth Study with invaluable background information.''

The Maritime Growth Study is chaired by Lord Mountevans, and supported by anadvisory group of leading industry figures. The final report will be published in September during London International Shipping Week. Please click below to read a summary of responses