Maritime growth study information

Information on the background, purpose, terms, consultation timeline and announcements of the 'Maritime growth study'.

About the maritime growth study

The study considered the opportunities and challenges that the UK faces in maintaining its position as a leading maritime centre. It looked at all aspects of the maritime sector and identified where action could be taken to generate growth.

The study was chaired by Lord Mountevans, a director at international shipbroker Clarksons and the chairman of Maritime UK. The chair of the maritime growth study was supported by an advisory group of 8 leading figures from industry.

The study made recommendations to government and industry to help the UK maritime sector continue to compete globally and identified opportunities for growth.

  1. Maritime growth study: report

    • Policy paper
  2. Maritime growth study: terms of reference

    • Guidance

Reviewing the maritime growth study

  1. Maritime Growth Study review

    • Research and analysis

Call for evidence and timetable

A call for evidence was launched on 16 January 2015 seeking contributions to inform the study. The call for evidence closed on 27 February 2015.

The study reported in September 2015 and made recommendations that could benefit areas including:

  • ship financing, ownership and operation
  • maritime education, skills, research and technology
  • the government administration of maritime activities, including ship registration and other policies
  1. Maritime growth study: call for evidence

    • Closed consultation

Speeches and announcements

Supporting documents

  1. UK Ship Register Advisory Panel report

    • Independent report
  2. UK maritime sector: international competitiveness

    • Research and analysis
Published 23 March 2015
Last updated 1 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. 'Maritime Growth Study review' published.
  2. Added 'Maritime growth study: keeping the UK competitive in a global market' report.
  3. Summary of responses to call for evidence published and links added to new international competitiveness and UK Ship Register Advisory Panel reports.
  4. First published.