The UK Chamber of Shipping in partnership with ITN Productions, launched “Delivering for Britain”, an in-depth programme exploring the future of UK shipping industry.
As the United Kingdom (UK) prepares to exit out ‘brexit’ of the European Union very soon, there is a renewed focus on its trading relationships with the world.
For instance, 95% of the UK’s international trade is moved by sea and shipping has never been more important to economic prosperity.
The tagged “Delivering for Britain” demonstrates how the industry is preparing for Brexit, how it is influencing the political landscape, and how it is leading the world in investment, skills and technology. The programme also includes sponsored editorial profiles from Foreland Shipping, IMarEST, Inmarsat, Plymouth University Marine Institute, Red Funnel, Stream Marine Training, Svitzer, The City of Glasgow College, Trinity House and UK Hydrographic Office.
The aim of this in-depth online programme is to share knowledge and heighten awareness among policy makers, politicians and the wider public, about the significant role that the maritime industry plays in the UK economy,giving the sector the exposure & recognition it deserves. It also highlights how the next generation of seafarers can embark on an exciting and fulfilling career.
Guy Platten, CEO, UK Chamber of Shipping said: “The films engage a wider audience and it is our responsibility to reach out to the wider world – it’s important to tell the story, to anyone and everyone, of the UK shipping industry. We have a bright future as an industry and there are so many exciting things happening in shipping across the country
Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: “ITN Productions has enjoyed working with the UK Chamber of Shipping to create ‘Delivering for Britain’. With vital trade agreements to be negotiated in the years to come the shipping industry will have an important part to play.
We hope this programme will engage and inform viewers from across the maritime sector. By bringing potential solutions to screen, and looking into the organisations and people behind them, we hope to spark new dialogue that could shape the future.”