Weekly Bulletin: Friday 12 August 2022

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Welcome to the latest Chamber Bulletin. 


This week saw more warnings of economic pressures, a successful outlook for upcoming food ships leaving Ukrainian ports and ongoing discussions between Unite and the Port of Felixstowe seemingly unsuccessful, for now.

Here are the Chamber’s Bulletin updates from this week:

Back in person: annual Safety Culture Conference (20-21 September 2022)

Book your tickets here.

The UK Chamber of Shipping’s in-person Safety Culture Conference will be returning on 20th & 21st September.

Following the success of the previous annual Safety Culture Seminars / Conferences in 2017, 2018, 2019, a CEOs’ Forum in 2020 and the virtual event in 2021, this year’s conference will take place over a day and a half at Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool, L1 9DA.

The Conference will provide an opportunity for more than 100 industry representatives to hear from expert speakers, share good practices and promote effective safety cultures for all.

Delegates will be invited to discuss the challenges they face in developing safety culture within their organisations, the successes they have achieved and the next steps they are looking to take.

On the evening of the 20th September, delegates will be able to enjoy a Drinks & Food Reception which will provide a fantastic networking opportunity and a chance to discuss the outcomes of the day.

For more information on the conference, and a topline look at speakers and topics, please visit our website here.

Thank you to the UK P&I Club for sponsoring Safety Culture Conference

We are delighted to announce the UK P&I Club has kindly agreed to sponsor the Evening Reception at the Safety Culture Conference on the 20th September.

Following a day of keynote speakers, panel debates and interactive breakout sessions, the Evening Reception will offer delegates the opportunity to enjoy some lovely food and drink and network with other delegates.

UK CoS recruitment: Policy Decarbonisation role

The UK Chamber of Shipping is recruiting for a Technical Manager – Policy for Decarbonisation.

This position, within the Policy department, will be responsible for advancing the decarbonisation agenda, engaging with national and international government stakeholders.

Reporting to the Policy Director (Safety and Environment), the role will support the Safety & Environment Committee and the Carbon Working Group on technical decarbonisation matters, as well as supporting policy leads within various teams, including the British Tugowners Association and British Rig Owners’ Association, when required.

For more information, or to share information with a colleague, visit the recruiting page here.

New Policy Advisor focusing on environmental issues

We are delighted to have welcomed Elise Nyborg to our team as a Policy Advisor this week. Elise has joined the Safety and Environment department, where she will work on environmental issues, including pollution prevention, marine plastic litter, green ship recycling, air pollution, marine planning and biodiversity conservation. 

Elise holds a BA in Geography and an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge. She has previously held positions at The Arctic Institute as a Research Assistant and at the International Barents Secretariat in Norway, working on intergovernmental environmental cooperation. As a member of the Arctic Youth Network and its Ocean Working Group, she is also an advocate for empowering youth engagement in ocean governance and conservation.

Clean maritime demonstration competition (CMDC) Industry Engagement event

The Department for Transport, Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN are hosting an important CMDC industry engagement event on the 22nd of September 2022 in London. The event will explain the latest opportunities to engage with the CMDC programme and deliver the transition to clean maritime. Registration details can be found here.

Please note that we expect the next stages of the programme to include an increased funding opportunity from the £206m budget, so we would strongly encourage companies that are for R&D funding opportunities for shipping decarbonisation to attend this event.

Getting involved in Maritime UK Week

Maritime UK Week will be taking place from 10-16 October and is a chance for the industry to celebrate all the great things that maritime contributes to the UK.

full calendar of events is being planned and if any members are looking to get involved Maritime UK has produced a toolkit that sets out what you can do such as holding an open day or being involved on social media. You can download the toolkit here.

Please let the Chamber’s Communications Director Tom Bartošák-Harlow know if you are planning to be involved.


Have a good weekend. 

Tom Bartošák-Harlow