News from the UK Government


UK MCA wins funding for smart shipping initiative

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is among 15 winning bidders for grants from the Government's £10 million Regulators’ Pioneer Fund. The fund aims to support bodies in creating "a regulatory environment that...

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DEFRA seeking Board Members for the Marine Management Organisation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is currently seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Board Members to the Marine Management Organisation. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the Government’s...

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British Ports Association looking for more focus on ports to drive up UK freight numbers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics for 2017 which show that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports were stable, totalling 482mt. The figures which aggregate all UK major and m...

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Foreign Secretary announces UK strategy to protect world’s oceans at the NOC

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, has today unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time. ...

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Better connections to ports to help business growth

Better connections to English ports could help businesses thrive and boost the nation’s economy, a new study published today shows. The Study of England’s Port Connectivity, launched at the British Port Association annual member...

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