The UK is home to a world-beating array of professional maritime service providers. Centred on London, but with companies spread across the UK, an unrivalled range of businesses provide specialist professional maritime services to the international shipping sector.

The UK is unmatched in its expertise for ship chartering, insurance, legal and financial services. More vessels are fixed through UK-based shipbrokers, more capital provided via London banks and funds and more vessels insured here than from any other location in the world. English law is applied to more shipping disputes than that of any country and London has a high concentration of solicitors, barristers and arbitrators specialising in maritime related issues.  Click here to find out more about the UK as a Maritime Service Centre