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Hayes throws weight behind Maritime Growth Study

Returning UK Shipping Minister looking to ensure recommendations are 'properly implemented'

Posted on: 15 September 2016

UK Shipping minister John Hayes has thrown his weight behind the Maritime Growth Study, stating that he will be looking to ensure its recommendations are properly implemented.

The Maritime Growth Study, sponsored by the City of London, made 19 recommendations in total. Those include an overhaul of the UK flag; to increase the commercial focus and culture of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; greater collaboration in marketing British maritime abroad; and improved seafarer training at home.

Mr Hayes singled out the need for maritime skills and knowledge to ensure a strong maritime sector.

He noted that the industry had to work more closely to achieve a shared vision.

Any long-term investment decisions made by government could only be achieved in partnership with industry.

Mr Hayes was speaking at the launch of the IPPR report into northern ports at Portcullis House, Westminster on Tuesday night. The event marks the first time that four northern ports have worked together to boost international trade and lobby for government investment in an east-west logistics corridor. The ports are Liverpool, Hull, Tees Valley and Tyne.

Source: Lloyd’s List, Wednesday 14 September 2016
by Helen Kelly

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