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The maritime union wants greater investment in education, tighter rules on competency certificates and improvements to the tonnage tax scheme
Claes Berglund took over as president of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations last October. His in-tray includes the aftermath of Brexit, concerns about the pace of emissions reduction, and gender equality. The key is to keep talking, he tells Lloyd’s List
Following last week’s UK government reshuffle, the new ministerial briefs have been assigned. Kelly Tolhurst will also have to pick up the aviation brief in addition to her maritime responsibilities, which notably include the introduction of up to 10 new freeports
Britain will introduce import controls on European Union goods from the start of 2021, which will see them treated in the same way as imports from any third country, says key Brexit architect
While some in the sector at first seemed uncharacteristically relaxed about the potential of the coronavirus outbreak to cause major disruption to shipping markets, events in the past week have proven that initial apathy was somewhat misplaced.
Ten-week consultation on the issue announced over the weekend, and formally launched by Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak in Associated British Ports-operated Southampton this morning
The UK government has been reminded of the importance to the British economy of the maritime industry and faced renewed calls for continued frictionless trade between the UK and the EU
Still little certainty for traders as to what will happen following a Brexit deal
‘There has been a Brexit effect. If you go and speak to the ro-ro specialists at Immingham and Dover, they’ve all seen it,’ says British Ports Association chief executive
Seafarers, ports and the wider industry faces challenges ahead, industry groups warn new UK government
It is not unreasonable to point out to politicians that almost all of the factors that caused the disappearance of so much of the UK shipping industry in the latter years of the 20th century remain
‘We hope that the result of this UK general election provides stability and a clear way forward for the country on Brexit. What we — and the rest of the economy whose trade we enable — need is certainty, stability and predictability,’ says Harry Theochari
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