News from the UK Government


UK joins forces with Marshall Islands to heap pressure on IMO states over greenhouse gases

The UK Government has teamed up with another leading shipping nation to push International Maritime Organization members to reach a deal as quickly as possible to reduce the industry’s emissions. Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani met the...

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Government seeks views to help Maritime flourish

Ground-breaking new technology such as autonomous ships and digital ports will be on the agenda with the appointment of a group of experts to help advise on the future of maritime. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the appointmen...

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Great opportunities for UK from oceans - Foresight Future of the Sea report published

A major report looking at the future of the sea sets out the opportunities available for the UK to capitalise on its existing strengths in research, technology and the diversity of ocean industries. The report Foresight Future of the S...

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Defence Secretary visits Appledore yard as warship competition ramps up

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson paid a visit to Babcock’s Appledore shipyard this morning, as the company announced further details of its bid to help build a new class of warship. The Ministry of Defence announced plans to pr...

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Maritime UK's response to Budget

Maritime UK has provided an initial response to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget. The budget provided mixed news for the sector; notably disappointing on seafarer training and export support, but with more positve signs on infrastruc...

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