The UK Chamber applauds UK Ship Register’s (UKSR) changes, according to which owners from a broader group of countries will be able to register their vessels in the UK. UKSR announced its decision on expanding its ownership eligibility, enabling more shipping companies from around the globe to flag to the UK.
UK Chamber of Shipping
Once again this year’s agenda was full with meetings, agreements and important announcements for the maritime community. In this photo recap we have picked key moments that captivated industry’s interest in 2018.
The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping announced the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General, after almost five years at the UK Chamber of Shipping. Mr. Platten will replace Mr. Peter Hinchliffe in mid-2018.
Capitalism, globalization and international collaboration spread prosperity and growth – and shipping has a vital role to play in this process. “The future of trade is too important to be left to others to decide,” UK Chamber CEO Guy Platten said during the charity dinner in Glasgow.
The British Ports Association’s Scottish Ports Group has called on policy makers to ensure that ports are at the forefront of key Scottish economic, transport and planning strategies, as the UK moves towards Brexit.
Businesses in Scotland that contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy can now apply for a workforce development grant of up to £10,000, which the Merchant Navy Training Board says could open up opportunities for seafarers.
More than half of Greek shipowners would consider relocating their shipmanagement offices out of Greece, while 9% said they would not, according to a new Ernst & Young study. Greece’s tax framework and regulatory environment were the main reasons given by those considering relocation.
The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency is modernising the way the UK Ship Register operates, with a number of new initiatives. At the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports, attendees were informed that the MCA is considering increasing the fee structure for the UK Ship Register to above 2016 levels.
The UK Chamber of Shipping announced that a campaign, bringing seafarers into classrooms and careers fairs, is growing in popularity and has been nominated for an award. Over 310 volunteers are currently involved in Careers at Sea’s Ambassadors campaign.
UK Chamber of Shipping Chief Executive Guy Platten,the week after the UK voted to leave the EU, said that the shipping industry needs to do what it always has done – keep calm and carry on.
Russian Register: New Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases17/07/2019
Australia's Port of Fremantle welcomes first of two giant container ships17/07/2019
ReCAAP ISC: First half of 2019 sees lowest number of incidents in 13 years17/07/2019
Maersk succeeds first mango-reefer operation from Mumbai to London17/07/2019
UK to discuss with Gibraltar about Grace 1 oil tanker17/07/2019
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Germany enters the Hong Kong Convention17/07/2019
Pilbara Ports Authority annual throughput slightly less17/07/2019
Two rescued from sinking vessel off UK17/07/2019
USCG saves four injured after collision near Wildwood, N.J17/07/2019
Port of Oakland to deliver key project in 202017/07/2019