The Chamber represents approximately 80 Shipowners / Ship Managers that have a corporate or operating based in the UK.

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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. 

Attending Committees, Panels & Working Groups

By attending our committees, panels & working groups, you will be able to influence our policy and lobbying work, steering the direction of the industry. Here is a list of some of the Chamber’s committees, panels and working groups:


  • 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.