CEO Bulletin: More restrictions
the last 24 hours we have seen the government introduce restrictions for those
coming back from countries including France and the Netherlands. This is going
to impact a huge amount of people, with reports suggesting there are 160,000 UK
tourists currently in France. The Chamber reacted earlier today and we will continue to
work with our members and the government in the days and weeks ahead.
Coincidently, earlier this week we launched our ferry guidance document to ensure passengers remain safe during COVID-19. The document, which is available to all UK Chamber of Shipping members, has been developed in consultation with industry partners and members of the Chamber. You can find out more here.
Following A Level results day yesterday, Careers at Sea and the MNTB have launched an interactive version of a careers map. Careers at Sea are also working towards a new #TidalTuesday launch with National Careers Week and need your help. Details will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for news on how you can get involved.
The 4th IMO Green House Gas (GHG) study was published last week. It will be a key scientific input when governments discuss and agree on measures to tackle shipping's impact on climate change. One of the key messages that comes very strongly from this report is that the decisions that we make today are critical in ensuring that the industry meets the IMO's 2050 GHG targets. You can read what it all means in a blog from Policy Director Anna Ziou.
On the environment theme, our dedicated environment pages on our website have had a new addition this week. Stena Drilling has developed new vessel Energy and Emissions Meters to improve environmental performance and reduce vessel energy consumption and emissions. You can read more about the case study here.
Our webinar series continues on Tuesday next week. We are hosting a session titled "Using 3D Data to Increase Certainty in Maritime Incident Response". Mark Lawrence, Lead Digital Services from Waves Group will present this session. If you are interested please book a ticket here.
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and restrictions that remain in place, the British Tugowners Association Conference & Dinner has been postponed until December 2020. All the details are on our website.
And finally this week we have two very sad pieces of news to pass on. The BTA and Chamber of Shipping were deeply saddened to learn the tragic news that Christopher Stuchbury, a Targe Towing employee was one of the fatalities from the rail incident in Aberdeen earlier this week. On behalf of the Chamber and BTA, we offer our sincere condolences to his friends and family at this very difficult time.
We were also deeply saddened to hear that Andrew McNeil recently died. He played a critical role in helping the Chamber adjust its political and campaigning and wider PR capability during the 1990s. His particular fortes included the annual reviews of that period, establishing a substantial profile at party political conferences, and taking the maritime message to the general public both at the many 50th-anniversary World War II commemorations and at the International Festival of the Sea. We also offer our sincere condolences to Andrew’s friends and family