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London Shipping Week Daily Podcast: Flagging UK Maritime’s next steps

A special London International Shipping Week edition of the Lloyd's List Podcast

In the latest edition of this special bonus run of podcasts for London International Shipping Week, we are joined by Katy Ware, director of UK Maritime Services and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and permanent representative of the UK to the IMO. She discusses the current status of the UK Ship Register, post Brexit direction and the challenges for British shipping, dealing with decarbonisation as a solo nation and her goals before next London Shipping Week

WELCOME to day three of this run of bonus edition Lloyd’s List Podcasts bringing you voices from inside London International Shipping Week.

While we hope those of you out and about in thick of it this week are enjoying getting back to face to face to meetings, we know many podcast regulars are not able to attend, so consider this your window into what’s happening around the conferences.

This being London Shipping week we have been besieged by bullish statements championing the UK’s leadership position in the maritime sector.

At the launch of the UK Department for Transport’s Biennial Maritime report yesterday shipping minister Robert Courts essentially confirmed that the UK was on track with its flagship Maritime 2050 strategy, adding a flourish of post Brexit autonomy and lashing’s of Boris-flavoured economic decarbonisation sprinkles on top.

We are building back greener and better, we are at the forefront of technological innovation and of course the strength of the UK maritime cluster remains the epicentre of excellence in global maritime services, or so goes the party line from Department for Transport officials.

We’ll allow a certain degree of latitude for the patriotic drum beating this week, but it does feel like there is at least now clarity in the direction of post-Brexit UK shipping

So we are delighted to be joined today for this special London Shipping week edition of the podcast by someone who should probably be credited with steering the UK maritime sector back on course, at least in part.

Katy Ware — director of UK Maritime Services and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and permanent representative of the UK to the International Maritime Organization — joins the podcast today discussing the current status of the UK Ship Register, post Brexit direction and challenges, dealing with decarbonisation as a solo nation and her goals before next London Shipping Week.

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