Mar 23

Chamber welcomes Transport Select Committee Report on Maritime 2050

The Transport Select Committee has published its report following its inquiry into Maritime 2050.

Maritime 2050 sets out the government’s vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector. 

The Committee heard evidence from a range of witnesses and has made several recommendations including:

  • The Government to bring forward the revised Clean Maritime Plan without delay. 
  • The need for long-term public investment to help the sector decarbonise. 
  • A Department for Transport led a review for training funding in the maritime sector to establish if there are barriers to access and how the system can be improved.

Commenting on the report a UK Chamber of Shipping spokesperson said: 

“We welcome the Committee’s call to accelerate the review of the Clean Maritime Plan as a shared strategy for the maritime industry to achieve net zero by 2050. 

“To meet the net zero target a mixture of public and private investment will be needed well beyond the levels seen to date.  The Committee is right to recognise that this will need long term investment from the government and that a focus on scaling up viable technologies must be a priority.  

“Attracting new talent is key for the future success of this vital industry, and we must all work harder to understand and overcome barriers to entering the maritime sector.” 

You can read the Committee’s report in full on their website