Documents from a study examining how the UK should maintain and enhance the UK’s position as a leading maritime centre.
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.
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
- Closed consultation
Speeches and announcements
- News story
- Statement to Parliament
- News story