Shipping – an engine for growth - Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond opens the London Stock Exchange

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Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond today opened the London Stock Exchange, along with key supporters and organisers of London International Shipping Week, including Mark Brownrigg, Director-General of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

The Minister spoke of London's status as a world-leading financial centre with an unrivalled track record as a centre of maritime services - both historic and future. He said:

"...I will take every opportunity to promote London as the best place in the world today to do maritime business."

The full text of the speech is available on the gov.uk website.