Scottish businesses can now get up to £10,000 to train staff
Businesses in Scotland that contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy can now apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce, which the Merchant Navy Training Board says could open up opportunities for seafarers.
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.
Shipping industry takes its cause to Downing Street
Major shipping industry figures from both home and abroad met with ministers in Downing Street on Monday to discuss how the government might better support the UK's maritime industry.
Women are an untapped source of talent, says UK shipping minister
The UK’s shipping minister, John Hayes CBE MP, has said encouraging more women into seafaring careers will help the country improve its skills base, especially as shipping becomes more advanced technologically.
How do ships avoid hurricanes?
Hurricane Irma has sent shipping into disarray, particularly for the cruise sector, with some 40,000 passengers estimated to have been affected by vessel diversions. But how do vessels avoid hurricanes?
Listen to the BBC's radio programme on shipping and seafarer welfare
The UK Chamber of Shipping's Communications Manager, Holly Birkett, joined broadcaster Dan Damon for an hour-long programme on the BBC World Service on Friday. You can listen to the programme here.
Greek shipowners would consider relocating to London, says study
More than half of Greek shipowners would consider relocating their shipmanagement offices out of Greece, according to a new Ernst & Young study, which cited London as a favoured destination.
Video: EU ports also at risk after Brexit
In a new video, the UK Chamber warns that the return of border controls would lead to increased bureaucracy, “guaranteed” lorry gridlock and threats to the prosperity of both EU member states and the UK.
Watch now: Delivering for Britain
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union there is a renewed focus on its trading relationships with the world. 95% of the UK’s international trade is moved by sea and shipping has never been more important to economic prosperity. In this film we show how the industry is preparing for Brexit, how it is influencing the political landscape and how it is leading the world in investment, skills and technology – in short, this is how we are delivering for Britain.