Nov 22

The Weekly Bulletin: Friday 25 November 2022

Welcome to this week’s Bulletin. 

This week, the Chamber hosted its last member Strategic Plan Consultation Workshop as part of our strategic review. All the ideas brought forward in these workshops will now be discussed amongst the Chamber Supervisory Board as we seek to finalise our plan for the years ahead. 

We also went to Parliament to speak to MPs about important international decarbonisation targets and highlight the importance that shipping makes to our country. 

Next week, we’ll head to Holyrood in Edinburgh, for the Scottish Parliamentary Maritime Reception. Here we’ll be focusing on the importance of infrastructure, R & D and skills required to make shipping and ports greener, helping Scotland achieve its 2045 net-zero target. 

Chamber presses shipping case with MPs

On Tuesday, I along with the Chamber’s Director of Communications Tom Bartošák-Harlow attended a Maritime UK MP briefing session with colleagues from across the maritime sector. 

The briefing provided us with an opportunity to speak directly to decision-makers about the vital role of the shipping industry in UK prosperity. It also allowed us to press home the importance of ensuring we have strong international targets and strategies for decarbonisation combined with policies here in the UK that enable action to be taken. A wide range of MPs who attended included: 

  • Former maritime minister Robert Courts, who kindly hosted the event.
  • Mike Kane who is the Labour spokesperson on shipping issues.
  • Gavin Newlands who speaks for the SNP on transport issues and sits on the transport select committee.
  • Natalie Elphicke who represents Dover.

If you’d like to know more about the event and view pictures visit the Chamber website

Members Survey 2022

Our annual member survey is now live and we very much welcome your feedback to help us improve what we do and provide you with appropriate services and benefits that you value the most. 

Questions asked include what communication channels you prefer, what business issues you’d like us to prioritise, the areas we should improve and much more. 

We’d really appreciate your contribution and therefore ask you to complete our Members Survey, which we promise will take no more than 5 minutes. We look forward to receiving your precious input on your membership which really matters to us.

Christmas Festival and Carols

On 6 December the Mission to Seafarers will be hosting its annual Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at All Hallows by the Tower, followed by a canape and drinks reception at Trinity House.

The event, sponsored by Shell, celebrates seafarers and their families. The carol service is an opportunity to celebrate these brave people, at a time of year when many will spend Christmas far from family and friends. 

You can choose to only attend the Carols which is free, or purchase a ticket of £30.00 that includes Carols, canapes and drinks reception at the Trinity House. Any donations for seafarers are welcome! 

Reserve your tickets on the Eventbrite website. To discuss how your company could help contact Maurizio Borgatti.

International Chamber of Shipping Barometer Survey – Final Call!

The International Chamber of Shipping is asking executives and thought leaders within the maritime industry to contribute their insights to the Barometer Survey 2022, a global information-gathering effort to evaluate the current views and opinions of the shipping industry. 

This information will be used to create the ICS Maritime Barometer Report, to be published in early 2023, which will identify key trends, areas of shared priority, and where they differ at a national and international level.

The UK has had the strongest response rate so far, but we really need your support to ensure we have captured as many views as possible. Please take this survey now, as it’s due to close on 30 November 2022.

Latest member updates

Chamber members are reminded that they have exclusive access to a range of updates from the Chamber’s policy experts on a wide spectrum of issues. The latest updates this week include:

Upcoming events

Annual Dinner 2023

The Chamber is delighted to announce that the Annual Dinner 2023 will take place on Monday 6 February. The event will be held at the iconic 5-star hotel located on Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and celebrate recent milestones. 

Last year, this event attracted around 800 influential guests from across the maritime industry. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the Chamber website.

The dinner is kindly sponsored by Northern Marine (Gold Sponsor), V. Group (President's Reception), Denholm, UK Ship Register and Lloyd’s Register (Silver Sponsors).

Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck Conference

The time is running out! Register now for the revamped Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck Conference (30 Nov-1 Dec) that connects the dots between shipping, salvage and services.

The maritime industry is evolving faster than ever thanks to recent ambitious plans to decarbonise, digitalise and automate the industry. Risk management of future fuels, safety, salvage and legal considerations it’s vital to the industry. 

UK Chamber of Shipping Members receive an additional 20% discount. Register your place now by using code: CHAMBER20. 

UK Chamber of Shipping Shipowner and Ship Manager Members will receive free VIP places by contacting Karen Attia

To view the full programme and the speaker line-up, please visit the Seatrade Maritime website.

Enjoy your weekend,