The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry.

Uniting shipping

We work to unite, promote and champion an environment for shipping in the UK to thrive, helping to deliver a greener world and a more prosperous nation. We are open to shipping companies of all sizes, sectors and flags.

We aim to:

  • offer expert advice and facilitate the sharing of good practice
  • influence policy development at UK and international level
  • promote shipping’s relevance as the collective voice of the industry
  • horizon-scan for emerging trends, issues and opportunities
  • offer seafarer training and education through the Merchant Navy Training Board
  • provide the forum for industry decision-making, and
  • bring members together for networking & development.

You can download our strategic plan below. 


At the Chamber we:

  1. put service to our members at the heart of everything we do
  2. earn trust through openness & transparency
  3. deliver ambitious results through diligence & determination
  4. act with unfailing integrity, independence & impartiality.

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.