Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering, and marine leisure industries. Our purpose is to champion and enable a thriving maritime sector.
When the Ever Given, a 200,000-tonne Panama-flagged ship, ran aground in the mouth of the Suez Canal, trade between Europe and Asia ground almost to a halt. By 28th March, at least 369 ships were queueing to pass through the canal. The value of those ships in trade terms was close to £6.9 billion.
Renewable energy, cybersecurity, naval architecture – why job seekers should consider maritime
For Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the eight English freeports announced last month will ‘exemplify the future economy’, and ‘unlock billions' in investment, trade, and jobs. Indeed, these ports – special economic zones with simpler planning and customs, as well as other incentives – will create some 170,000 jobs in the coming five to ten years, according to the ports’ own calculations.
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