The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.
It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise,
lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national,
European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the
strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength
of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime
The principal dynamic and innovative industry body that champions the shipping cause, proactively leading and promoting UK shipping and associated maritime services.
To deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence on shipping issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies, in order to advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains a leader in the global shipping business.
A highly dedicated and motivated team, with the commitment to achieve positive outcomes for our membership, in support of the strategic objectives, by running an efficient and effective organisation in line with our values.
What we do
Membership of the UK Chamber gives access to unrivalled policy expertise, an extensive network of industry influencers and a voice in Government and beyond that can simply not be achieved by companies acting alone. It is also the home of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) that is the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing seafarer education, training and skills across specific industry sectors.
We have a dedicated staff with an unparalleled breadth of specialist knowledge and access to Governments at the highest level. We support our members on legislation and regulation that affects their business. As the industry association for UK shipping we create change, influencing Government at Westminster, Whitehall, Holyrood, Brussels and the International Maritime Organization.
With a growing membership of 180 member companies throughout the UK, made up of shipowners, professional organisations and service companies, we do not just seek to raise awareness of shipping; we work to create an understanding of it, ensuring that member companies’ commercial objectives are at the heart of the government process.
The UK is a global centre for maritime business and our location here, in a stable and business orientated democracy, provides unique access to a range of international bodies and influencers at a global level.
Our Environmental, Social and Governance Policy
This policy statement sets out how our work, procedures and policies demonstrate good practice in the management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters.
To produce our ESG policy, the UK Chamber of Shipping was guided by the 10 fundamental principles of the UN Global Compact.
The policy sets out the Chamber’s position and documents how we manage ESG matters internally as well as how we influence and advise the wider UK shipping industry on ESG matters.
The ESG policy is a 'living document' that will evolve as our work, policies and procedures evolve.