More than 35 organisations with a maritime interest are Associate members of UK Chamber membership.

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Associate membership offers the same benefits as Professional membership, but they cannot engage with the Chamber’s Committees, Panels & Working Groups. 

Membership Benefits include:

Influence the shipping industry

Join the Chamber’s lobbying for a strong UK shipping industry, influencing government through regular meetings with Ministers and senior civil servants. 

Committees, Panels & Working Groups Papers

This can include access to certain papers from the Committees, Panels and Working Groups that Associate members cannot attend or engage with, such as:


  • Safety & Environment
  • Employment 
  • Tax & Economics
  • Defence & Security 
  • Legal Insurance & Documentary
  • Health & Safety (Sub Committee)
  • Documentary (Sub Committee)


  • Ferry & Cruise
  • Offshore
  • Harbour & Towage

Working Groups & Forums

  • Shore Power
  • Bridge Resource Management Task Force
  • Dangerous Good 
  • Safety Culture 
  • Light Advisory Committee
  • Warlike Area Operations Committee

One-to-One Advice

The Chamber has a dedicated team with an unparalleled breadth of specialist knowledge on all aspects of the industry. Members can access this knowledge and expertise on a one-to-one basis on any issue of concern to their business. Whether it is a quick clarification, guidance on regulation, advice on PR or a complicated issue, we can help.

Access to the Chamber’s Contacts

The Chamber has excellent links to government and regulators and can use its unique position to facilitate meetings with key individuals. 

News, Guidance and Analysis:

Access member-only web content and sign up to receive our members’ mailings, including topic-specific briefings, updates and papers. 

Daily Briefing and Weekly Bulletin

The Chamber’s Daily Briefing is a synopsis of trade and other industry news delivered to your inbox each morning. The Weekly Bulletin, issued on a Friday, is the Chamber’s CEO round-up of Chamber activity, policy news and events. According to our Members Survey, over 90% read these communications ‘regularly’. 

Conferences, Technical Events, Workshops, Seminars and Webinars 

The Chamber organises 30+ events during a membership year. Members can attend for free or at a discounted member rate. 

Annual Dinner Discounts

The Chamber’s Annual Dinner is held at the glamourous JW Marriott Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane London. More than 800 from the shipping community attended this event each year. Historically, members of the Chamber have received a 20% discount on Annual Dinner tickets.

Member Listing

All Chamber members are listed in our online directory

Discounted Training Courses

Members receive discounts on courses we organise, such as the famous ‘Introduction to Shipping’ course.