The Weekly Bulletin: Friday 11 November 2022

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Welcome to this week’s Bulletin. 

This week saw the start of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). One of many announcements was the news that the UK along with three other countries will be leading the way in the rollout of ‘green shipping corridors’. You can read what the Chamber had to say in the announcement below. 

This Tuesday, I was delighted to attend the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association (SSBA) annual dinner in Glasgow, along with other members of the Chamber. This was a good opportunity to meet industry peers and raise money to support people working in the industry in times of hardship. 

The Chamber is also hosting its 2023 Annual Dinner in February. This will be a good opportunity to celebrate recent achievements in the industry and network with colleagues around the maritime sector. If you’d like to take part in the event, read our upcoming events section. 


 Strategic Plan Member Consultation – Final Chance to Have Your Say!

 The Chamber is currently reviewing its strategic plan. This process is designed to ensure that the Chamber is geared up to capitalise on the opportunities that present themselves in the years ahead and we are delivering on what our members want the Chamber to focus on.

Your views on the things you would like to see the Chamber deliver are crucial to the process. For example, should the chamber seek to form new alliances? Should we focus on new subject areas or host different events? This is your chance to have your say. 

We are hosting a series of small online group discussions. Places will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 12 per session. Please email Shirley Rice who will register your attendance and share the dial-in details. 

If demand outstrips places more sessions will be scheduled.

Dates currently available - are:

  • Wednesday 23 November 09:30-11:00 

As members, your views on our priorities are of critical importance. I very much look forward to your engagement in setting the strategic direction of the Chamber for the coming years. 

Become a UK Maritime Ambassador To Inspire Young People

The Chamber is helping Maritime UK promote and coordinate the delivery of the industry's recommendations within the Maritime 2050 strategy. One of the key pillars of the strategy is 'people', with a focus on promoting maritime as a career in schools and colleges. To help us achieve this goal, we encourage everyone within our industry to consider becoming a Maritime UK industry ambassador.

The initiative recruits people from all corners of the sector as volunteers to support young people who will learn by interacting with employees from within the sector as part of their education.

To date, over 55,000 thousand young people have been engaged, but now we want to double this number and ask for your support. 

There will be an introductory webinar for potential ambassadors on 24 November 2022 and you can register for the webinar

You can also find out more about the programme and sign-up as an ambassador.

Green Shipping Corridors 

UK will join the US, Norway and the Netherlands in the roll-out of end-to-end decarbonised shipping routes. It was decided earlier this month at COP27, currently taking place in Egypt at Sharm El-Sheikh.  

The ‘green shipping corridors’ are maritime routes decarbonised from end to end, including both land-side infrastructure and vessels.

You can access the full article through our website

Seatrade Maritime Awards 2022

Congratulations to the 15 winners of this year’s awards who see amongst them well-known industry names such as Watson Farley & Williams, Pacific Basin, Swire Shipping and more. You can view the full list of winners on Seatrade Maritime's event page

This year's winners showcased the very best of maritime and have exceptionally raised the benchmark for excellence setting up an example for everyone to follow.

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 JW Marriott Grosvenor House, in London, 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’s website.

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

Maritime Sector Under The EU/UK ETS webinar

The seminar will aim to provide a comprehensive view of the scheme’s structure and current reforms with a strong focus on the trading aspect for new industrials to the ETS trying to navigate the carbon markets. 

We look forward to exploring the carbon markets with you on Thursday, 24 November 2022. More details are available on the Chamber’s website.

Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck Conference

The maritime industry is evolving faster than ever thanks to recent ambitious plans to decarbonise, digitalise and automate the industry. Risk management is vital in regard to future fuels, safety, salvage and legal considerations. The revamped Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck Conference (30 Nov-1 Dec) connects the dots between shipping, salvage and services.

UK Chamber of Shipping Members receive a 20% discount on conference places. Register your place now by using code: CHAMBER20. To view the full programme and the speaker line-up, please visit Seatrade Maritime’s website.

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

Have a great  weekend,

Sarah