Memoranda of Understanding
The chamber works closely with other industry bodies and sector representatives to the benefit of the whole sector.
UK Chamber MOU with Society of Maritime Industries & British Marine
The UK Chamber of Shipping signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Maritime Industries and British Marine, at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2015.
The MOU sets out the basis for the three organisations to work together for the benefit of the industry as a whole.
The organisations represent centres of expertise, resource and leadership within their sectors and with the aim of pooling resources and working evermore closelyunder the MOU will bring benefits for the industry as a whole.
The MOU was signed by the UK Chamber’s Vice President, Grahaeme Henderson, Duncan Cunningham, Vice Chairman of The Society of Maritime Industries and Fiona Pankhurst, President of British Marine at the recent Southampton Boat Show.
Society of Maritime Industries:
The Society of Maritime Industries is the voice of the UK's maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which build, refit and modernise commercial and naval vessels, and supply equipment and services for all types of ships and underwater vehicles, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security and safety, marine science and technology and offshore renewable energy.
British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. They represent businesses involved in the leisure, workboat, yachts and hire fleets and the equipment and sevrices supplying to those sectors. Members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets. The turnover of those markets is worth £2.855 billion.