At UK Chamber of Shipping’s annual summer lunch, in Edinburgh, the president Dr Grahaeme Henderson presented ideas on how to lead the way in creating a safer and more prosperous maritime sector. In order to create a shipping industry that works for all, he said, shipping needs to undergo a step change to radically improve its safety culture.
European shipowners published their priorities when it comes to Brexit negotiations outcome, stating that the current operating climate should be preserved as much as possible even after the Brexit, under the fundamental acquis of the EU: Free movement of goods and persons.
UK ports have stated that they continue to play an important role in facilitating European trade long after the UK leaves the European Union. So there is a need to ensure that those supply and logistics chains continue to function efficiently, whatever the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
As the UK is about to trigger the Article 50, Maritime UK and the Department of International Trade have announced that they will lead a unique three-day trade mission to Shanghai at the end of March to promote the UK as The World’s Maritime Centre, providing a complete package for global maritime business.
The British Ports Association recently discussed the issue of post-Brexit trade between the UK and EU. Specifically, the Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne made the case a frictionless trade agreement between the country and EU while the number one Brexit related concern from the ports sector was reported to be the facilitation, with potential major challenges on Ro-Ro and ferry routes.
Maritime UK, in consultation with member organisations across the industry, has identified three key priorities in the discussions ahead as the UK moves to leave the European Union: Ensuring an attractive business environment, taking a global approach to global issues and championing British skills, services and goods.
As part the UK Chamber’s work to analyse the impact of the Brexit vote and explore what may happen in the process to leave the EU, the UK Chamber of Shipping held a Brexit Seminar on 18 July 2016.
Singapore maritime hub seems well-positioned to benefit from Brexit permutations, according to Singapore-based Ince Law Alliance, comprising Ince & Co Singapore LLP and Incisive Law LLC.
Watson Farley & Williams recently reported on the potential impact of Brexit on the maritime sector. While the nature of the United Kingdom’s future trading relationship with the European Union (“EU”) will take some time to become clear, it is important to realise that in the immediate aftermath of the result of the UK’s recent EU referendum
Nautilus has called for calm among British shipowners in the wake of the referendum vote in favour of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
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