Maritime London’s mission is to maintain and grow the UK’s position as the world’s leading provider of maritime professional services.
Maritime London key objectives in support of the mission are:
- Actively promote the UK maritime business services offer to the primary international markets
- Acting as a facilitator for those wanting to work with UK maritime services
- Working with government and other bodies to ensure a regulatory framework exists in the UK for the maritime business service sector the thrive
- Providing high-level networking, seminar and roundtable events to ensure members are informed and engaged on the latest developments within the sector
Membership of Maritime London is open to any company, organisation or individual that is able to demonstrate support for the UK’s maritime services sector on a global basis.
The Board of Directors is elected by and drawn from the diverse membership giving Maritime London its direction. This is augmented by two member only meetings each year where suggestions and ideas for the future are received.
We work closely with the following organisations:
- Department for International Trade (DIT) – is a government agency which works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.
- TheCityUK – Whose purpose is to promote the competitiveness of UK financial services to make the UK the best place in the world to establish and grow a financial services business and, in turn, to maximise the sector’s contribution to the UK.
- City of London – Providing local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the ‘Square Mile’. It is committed to supporting and promoting ‘The City’ as the world leader in international finance and business services facilitating contracts with overseas jurisdictions, for example the Chinese powerhouse.
- Sea Vision UK – The national on-going campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the sea, maritime activities and the maritime sector amongst young people.
- Maritime UK – Bringing together the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors in the UK to speak with a single voice on key strategic and practical issues of joint interest, particularly to HM Government.
- Economic and Information Technology Commission of Shanghai Pudong New Area – Maritime London signed a MoU in April 2011 to promote the relationship between the two parties. This gives Maritime London members access to high-level contacts within Shanghai increasing exposure to the Chinese markets. It also provides assistance in developing increase trade between the two communities.
- Maritime & Finance Excellence Center (MFE Center) – Maritime London is also cooperating closely with the Shanghai MFE Center, which is seeking to build up a maritime cluster in the city.