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Maritime UK partners with ‘Exporting is GREAT’

Posted on: 3 August 2016

Maritime UK, which brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, marine and business services sectors has today partnered with the Exporting is GREAT initiative, to help drive forward the industry’s ambitious exports agenda.

The maritime industry contributes £22.2bn to UK GDP and supports 500,000 jobs. Its sectors include shipping, ports, marine and business services; which together drive exports and inward investment, as well as remaining the fundamental enabler of trade in and out of this country.
Today, Maritime UK announced that it is partnering with the UK Government’s Exporting is GREAT initiative to help small and medium sized businesses in the UK jumpstart and expand their success in overseas markets.

Exporting is GREAT aims to significantly increase the number of UK businesses selling internationally by providing support throughout all stages of the exporting process, from identifying opportunities through to winning international contracts. The initiative is part of the international GREAT Britain campaign and is scheduled to run through 2020.

As the lead Maritime partner to join the initiative, Maritime UK will provide key trade related content for members. Working with government specialists that help UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, Maritime UK is collaborating on a dedicated interface for trade management information, guidance and critical information. Maritime UK aims to enable members and their companies to quickly and easily evaluate international business opportunities, including the destination import customs requirements and potential beneficial trade programs, and guide them on the documentation requirements.

“We are delighted to become the lead Exporting is GREAT partner for the maritime industry. This partnership demonstrates the seriousness that both industry and government place on driving exports from our industry. Through this initiative, Maritime UK looks forward to being able to provide specialist exporting support to UK companies across the shipping, ports, marine and business services sector, helping capitalise on the significant opportunities to export worldwide.” said David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK.

Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, said: “This government is aiming to inspire 100,000 more UK exporters to seek out new markets and sell their goods and services around the world by 2020. I’m delighted that Maritime UK has become an Exporting is GREAT partner and I look forward to working together, to support more UK businesses and empower them to take advantage of the opportunities out there.”

What is Maritime London?

Maritime London – the promotional body for UK based companies providing professional services to the international shipping industry

Funded by over 100 companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London ensures that the UK remains a world beating location to base a maritime related business. Maritime London’s mission is to promote the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.

Our core Maritime Services

The UK is home to a world beating array of professional maritime service providers. Maritime sectors include:

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