Jan 21

Conway Merchant Navy Trust latest organisation to join the UK Chamber of Shipping

Conway Merchant Navy Trust latest organisation to join the UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce Conway Merchant Navy Trust has joined the Chamber.

The Chamber of Shipping has nearly 200 members and is the voice of the UK shipping industry. The UK shipping industry contributes nearly £20bn a year to the UK economy and supports over 180,000 jobs.

Commenting on their membership, Matt Burrow from Conway Merchant Navy Trust said:

“Our Trust has had a long association with the Chamber and we are honoured to be joining the leading representatives of the UK Shipping industry on a more formal basis. ‘Conway’ has been training officers for the Merchant Navy for over 160 years and with the support of the Chamber and the MNTB we look forward to doing so for many years to come.” 

Welcoming Conway Merchant Navy Trust, Head of Membership at the Chamber of Shipping Tony Jerome said:

“We are always looking to grow our membership and we are delighted to bring in Conway Merchant Navy Trust. The Chamber has a broad range of members and we look forward to promoting the great work Conway Merchant Navy Trust does across the maritime sector.”

About Conway Merchant Navy Trust

The Conway MN Trust in partnership with Trinity House recruits Officer Trainees interested in a career in the Merchant Navy as a Deck or Engineer Officer.

The HMS Conway Merchant Navy Cadet School was founded on the Mersey in 1859.

The school closed in 1974 because of changes in the secondary and further education systems and changes in Merchant Navy Training.

Now the Conway Merchant Navy Trust, its successor, maintains the same objectives and offers sponsorship to a limited number of young men and women each year wishing to become Deck or Engineer Officers. The Trust is a Registered Charity.   

The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees some of whom are themselves ‘Old Conways’, whilst others are drawn from all parts of the Shipping industry. Most have served at sea in the Merchant or Royal Navies.