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Maritime Growth Study launch

Mon, 14 September 2015

The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association welcomes the Government’s -Maritime Growth Study: Keeping the UK Competitive in a global market, which was launched during London International Shipping Week 2015 by the Government.

A report exams how to maximise Britain’s potential as a maritime nation is published.

The study led by Lord Mountevans, Chairman of Maritime UK, exams how Britain can build on the success of an industry that contributes at least £11 billion to the UK economy annually and supports more than 113,000 jobs and 6,600 businesses.

Recommendations in the study include:

·         the establishment of a ministerial working group in government to drive forward action on maritime issues, set clear targets and monitor progress

·         creating a new standalone unit within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to focus on attracting more ships to be British registered and fly the Red Ensign

·         government and industry to develop a joint strategy to identify skills gaps and increase apprenticeships i‎n the UK maritime sector and increase apprenticeships

·         the creation of a single industry body to promote the UK maritime sector to international markets

Attached is a link to the final version of the Maritime Growth Study:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/458265/maritime-growth-study-keeping-UK-competitive.pdf

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