The Weekly Bulletin: Friday 17th June 2022

It was great to be back in Scotland this week and thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Lunch in Edinburgh. We have had very positive feedback from many of the 170 people who attended from 65 different company members. A special thanks also goes to Jenny Gilruth MSP, Minister for Transport, for kindly speaking to our guests and V. Group and Witherbys for their generous sponsorship.  Photographs of the day can be viewed here click here.

We are also considering an Autumn Lunch and if there are any members who would like to host or suggest regions for us to visit, then please email our Head of Membership & Business Development, Tony Jerome.

Next week the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is hosting a dinner to celebrate their 100 year anniversary and holding a high level summit.  No doubt many of you will be there and we look forward to catching up.  Historically ICS was founded out of the UK Chamber and, of course, we were co-located for much of the period.  We wish ICS many congratulations on their anniversary and look forward to working with them on shared endeavours for the future.

The annual Mersey Maritime exchange in partnership with Maritime UK takes place on Thursday 23 June and this will be looking at the industry/Government Maritime 2050 ambition.  More details are here.


Join us on 28th June at WFW London office for a seminar on Employment Law challenges for the maritime industry hosted jointly by Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and the UK Chamber of Shipping. We will be looking at a wide variety of topics relevant to employment in the maritime sector. Topics will include Sailing into Jurisdiction, UK Immigration for Seafarers and Changes to the MLC. Tickets are limited.

Maritime Safety Wek

The Department for Transport has announced that Maritime Safety Week will be taking place between 4-8 July. This year’s event will have a particular focus on promoting best practice within the sector and the Chamber encourages all its members to take part. The official hashtags for the initiative are #maritimesafetymatters and #maritimesafetyweek. Please ensure you tag the Chamber in any of your social media content so we can help promote it. If members want to share their plans with the Chamber in advance, they should contact the Chamber’s Communications Director Tom Bartošák-Harlow


Sailing Day 2022 - Organised by The UK Chamber of Shipping


We are considering organising a Sailing Day, following some shown in the Members’ Survey. If you are interested, please register your interest here before the 30th of June.