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    Guest blog: The impact of the IMO GHG Strategy on shipping

    In this guest blog, Tore Longva from DNV GL Maritime explains all the different ways by which emissions regulation will be an industry game-changer.

    "Although the IMO’s ambition is clear, its conversion into practical regulations is still unclear. To meet its targets, the strategy must be followed by mandatory requirements for individual ships, and by other policy measures to support development and implementation of new technologies and fuels," he writes. 

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    UK Chamber: No Deal could limit the opportunities for UK seafarers

    The UK Government has published another 28 technical notices on Brexit, including two important shipping-related notices: one on seafarer certification and one on maritime security. The UK Chamber has some concerns.

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    Safety culture means safety and commerce can coexist

    Colin Gillespie from the North of England P&I Association highlights the factors that can cause difficulties in implementing safety culture in this guest blog, ahead of the UK Chamber's annual Safety Culture conference, which will be held in Newcastle on September 17th and 18th.

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    Why ratings require a re-think

    "The UK has an estimated 8,800 merchant-navy ratings, which is expected to grow by 13% by 2026. But the ratings workforce faces certain challenges that could affect its future and, by extension, the future of UK seafaring. We need to have a strategy," writes Kathryn Neilson, Director of the Merchant Navy Training Board, in this article.

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    Winners of the 2018 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service announced

    The Department for Transport and Maritime & Coastguard Agency have announced 19 winners of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service, which is awarded each year to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the maritime industry.

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    Brexit planning is up and running – but the Government needs to sustain the momentum

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has broadly welcomed the Government’s publication of 25 technical notices on Brexit, but there is still ground to be covered and detail to be teased out.

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    Why ports are crucial to Britain's future

    The UK Chamber's CEO, Bob Sanguinetti, has published this joint op-ed in City AM with Richard Ballantyne and Tim Morris, the respective heads of the British Ports Association and UK Major Ports Group, to launch the new UK Ports for International Trade initiative.

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    Watch: To Sea or Not to Sea

    The UK Chamber of Shipping and Merchant Navy Training Board have launched a broadcast-quality advert as part of the Careers At Sea campaign, to boost the number of young people entering maritime careers.

Watch now: Sea Change

Our new programme looks at how the UK shipping industry is responding to changing demands from regulators and stakeholders on issues such as safety, the environment and crew welfare.

The programme also looks at the training and technological innovation that can improve the operation, procedures and impact of our industry.
Watch the full programme here

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