Maritime Growth Study launch
Mon, 14 September 2015
The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association welcomes the Government’s -Maritime Growth Study: Keeping the UK Competitive in a global market, which was launched during London International Shipping Week 2015 by the Government.
A report exams how to maximise Britain’s potential as a maritime nation is published.
The study led by Lord Mountevans, Chairman of Maritime UK, exams how Britain can build on the success of an industry that contributes at least £11 billion to the UK economy annually and supports more than 113,000 jobs and 6,600 businesses.
Recommendations in the study include:
· the establishment of a ministerial working group in government to drive forward action on maritime issues, set clear targets and monitor progress
· creating a new standalone unit within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to focus on attracting more ships to be British registered and fly the Red Ensign
· government and industry to develop a joint strategy to identify skills gaps and increase apprenticeships in the UK maritime sector and increase apprenticeships
· the creation of a single industry body to promote the UK maritime sector to international markets
Attached is a link to the final version of the Maritime Growth Study:-