London ranked number 1 again in Global Power City Index
London has taken the top spot for the sixth consecutive year in the 2017 Global Power City Index (GPCI), which ranks 44 of the world’s major cities according to their comprehensive power to attract creative people and business enterprises from around the world.
What can railways teach shipping about safety culture?
Rail companies openly share data on accidents and near-misses, but it took several tragic incidents to prompt the scheme to be created. What can shipping learn from the industry?
Customs and Trade papers signal a shift away from pragmatism, says UK Chamber
The Government’s white papers on the future of Customs and Trade after Brexit have been eagerly awaited but make somewhat disappointing reading, the UK Chamber of Shipping has said today.
Why now is the right time for women in maritime and the Merchant Navy
Kathryn Neilson, director of the Merchant Navy Training Board, says it is time for women to step forward in shipping. "It’s all about knowledge, awareness and changing culture," she writes in this new blog.
UK Chamber launches new introductory textbook on shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched ‘Understanding UK Shipping’, a new book that gives a comprehensive overview of the nation’s maritime industry to newcomers and anyone looking to increase their understanding of the sector.
What is safety culture?
“When even the master doesn’t bother to look out of the bridge windows when leaving port, you probably have a problem with your safety culture,” said Steve Clinch, the MAIB's chief inspector of marine accidents, speaking at the UK Chamber's Safety Culture at Sea event. But what is “safety culture”?
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.
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.