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    Let’s celebrate and grab the opportunities of the future, President tells UK Chamber of Shipping annual dinner

    The UK Chamber of Shipping celebrated its 100th anniversary of receiving its Royal Charter at its annual dinner at a packed London Hilton hotel. The dinner saw 800 guests, including Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani and Secretary General of the IMO Kitack Lim, celebrate the fantastic achievements of the UK shipping industry over the last 12 months. 

    The UK Chamber of Shipping’s President Sir Michael Bibby delivered his final speech as President of the Chamber before John Denholm takes up the position in March. In his speech, Sir Michael highlighted the fantastic growth in the sector which now employs over 180,000 people and contributes nearly £20bn a year to the UK economy.

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    Shipping industry worth £19bn to the UK economy

    The UK shipping industry brings in a remarkable £19bn to our economy, an increase of 41% from 2010, and directly supports 181,000 jobs, according to a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). 

    The UK Chamber of Shipping, which represents nearly 200 members, and works with Government, parliament and international organisations to champion and protect the industry, has welcomed the report. 

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    Shipping Minister highlights importance of shipping during conference

    The shipping and maritime minister Nus Ghani opened the UK Chamber of Shipping and British Ports Association one-day conference on decarbonisation last week and talked of the importance of the industry in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

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    Going Green

    We’ve been clear over the last few months that tackling climate change is a top priority for the UK Chamber of Shipping. We have argued for a Green Industrial Revolution and we want to see more hybrid ferries being used across shipping routes. 

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    Making the most of transition

    As the United Kingdom departs from the European Union, the Referendum result in June 2016 - which delivered a majority of something over one million votes in favour of leaving - seems to be a distant memory. What followed has been three and a half years of political upheaval: we have had three Prime Ministers, two Withdrawal Agreements, and four departure or no-deal deadlines and three extensions. 

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    New Cyber Risk course gets MNTB recognition

    Atheniem and Aureol Marine have been awarded formal recognition by the Merchant Navy Training Board for their Maritime Cyber Risk Management course. The MNTB recognition provides potential customers with the assurance that the Maritime Cyber Risk Management course and Atheniem/Aureol Marine have been through a number of rigorous checks, ensuring delivery of a quality training course by highly experienced instructors. In addition to MNTB recognition the course has also been endorsed by the UK Chamber of Shipping. 

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    UK Chamber of Shipping launches Safety Culture Charter

    The UK Chamber of Shipping, with the support of their members, has developed a ‘Safety Culture Charter’ to promote and adopt a positive Safety Culture within their member organisations. Leading from the top down, the aim of the Charter is to reduce the number of accidents and incidents at sea.

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    The Weekly Bulletin - Issue 3

    On Monday night nearly 800 people from the UK and international shipping community came together at the London Hilton hotel for our annual dinner. We were honoured that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined us and spoke so passionately about her ongoing support for the UK maritime sector.

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