In 2020, the UK Chamber of Shipping created a new Charity Membership category to help support and promote the fantastic work of marine charities.

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There are currently 8 Charity Chamber members – Stella Maris, Mission to Seafarers, Seafarers’ Charity, Marine Society, Liverpool Seafarers Centre, Conway Merchant Navy Trust, Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Britannia Maritime Aid. 

Membership Benefits include:

Use of the Charity Membership logo

An adapted UK Chamber of Shipping logo has been produced for Charity members to use in their marketing to help promote their affiliation with the Chamber. 

Quarterly E-Communications

An e-newsletter, containing news and events of the Charity Members, is issued to all members each quarter.


Charity members have the opportunity to attend Chamber networking events throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to promote the Charities' work and find industry partners. 

Annual Dinner Charity 

Although the charity chosen for the Annual Dinner is at the discretion of the Chamber President, Chamber Charity members are looked upon favourably. The Mission to Seafarers were the chosen charity in 2022, and Stella Maris raised £7,500 at the 2023 dinner. 

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. 

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. 

This can include certain papers from the Committees, Panels and Working Groups that Associate members cannot attend or engage with. These include:


  • 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.

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’. 

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.