The Weekly Bulletin: Friday 1st July 2022

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CoS SAFETY4SEA interview – MEPC outcomes

This week our Policy Director, Anna Ziou, gave an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA commenting on recent Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) outcomes.

In the interview, Anna highlighted that market-based measures (MBMs) are necessary to provide economic incentives for the adoption of net-zero technologies and fuels, and the importance of electrification in shipping’s decarbonisation.

To read the full article, please click this link.

Draft Harbours (Seafarers Remuneration) Bill

The Government’s Consultation on the Harbours (Seafarers Remuneration) Bill closed on 7 June and we now expect the draft Bill to be introduced to Parliament next week on 7 July. 

The Chamber will scrutinise the Bill immediately it is published, and will make further input to the Bill and the proposed supporting Framework introducing the ‘Nine Measures’.

September’s Safety Culture Conference

The Chamber’s ‘Safety Culture Conference’ will take place on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September in Liverpool. Our event team visited the city this week and will be announcing more details very soon. 

In the meantime, if any company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, then please email Tony Jerome for more details.

Seminar on Maritime Labour Standards: Recent Developments 

Thank you to everyone who joined us this week for our seminar on Maritime and Employment Law, co-hosted with Watson Farley & Williams.

David Reade QC of Littleton Chambers gave an excellent and informative presentation on the territorial reach of UK legislation for seafarers, which was followed by Elliott Marsh, Immigration Adviser from WFW, talking on the topic of UK immigration for seafarers.

Devan Khagram, Partner from Watson Farley & Williams, and Hannah Gilbert and Tim Springett from the UK Chamber of Shipping covered the topics of jurisdiction in the context of seafarers and changes to the MLC.

We really enjoyed seeing so many members and new faces in-person and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Maritime Safety Week next week

The Department for Transport has announced that Maritime Safety Week will be taking place between 4-8 July (next week). 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

Thank you for all the responses to the proposed Sailing Day, following interest shown in the Members’ Survey. We are collating the results and will keep you updated on what is happening across our channels.

Have a good weekend.