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    IMO agrees at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions from shipping by 2050

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has hailed an agreement by the International Maritime Organisation to reduce carbon emissions from shipping by 50%.

    “This agreement commits the shipping industry to reducing its carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2050.  But crucially this should be seen as a stepping stone towards decarbonisation in the long term – something which must be continue to be a major focus in the years ahead," CEO Guy Platten said.

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    UK Chamber demands 'ambitious' agreement to decarbonise shipping

    Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping, has demanded an ambitious strategy to reduce carbon emissions from shipping, as the crucial meeting of the International Maritime Organisation in London continues this week. 

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    Mission to Seafarers benefits from annual employment survey

    The Department for Transport has donated £2,500 to maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers on behalf of UK shipping businesses that contributed to its annual Seafarer Statistics survey,  which is conducted on DfT's behalf by the UK Chamber.

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    How the UK Chamber is delivering for shipping

    "We are not just committed to building a better trade body, we are committed to building a better industry – one that is ambitious, focused, responsible and influential," the UK Chamber's CEO, Guy Platten, writes in this article for our 2018 Journal.

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    Slowly but surely, the shipping industry is fulfilling its lobbying potential

    SMarT Plus shows that we can change Government policy, but now we must have the ambition to become one of the UK's most influential industries, writes Jonathan Roberts, the UK Chamber's Communications Director, in this article for our 2018 Journal.

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    Brexit: it’s not the be all and end all

    "Brexit is an opportunity to re-appraise the UK shipping industry, but the sector needs concrete proposals," our Brexit policy advisor Matthew Wright writes in this article for the UK Chamber's 2018 Journal. 

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    Government gears up for Maritime 2050 with industry consultation

    The UK Government has appointed a panel of industry experts to advise on the future of the nation’s maritime sector, a move that has been welcomed by the UK Chamber of Shipping.

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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.

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