Maritime UK Awards 2022

The Maritime UK Awards 2022 were held in Glasgow on 10 March.

Held for the first time in September 2019, the Maritime UK Awards are run by the industry for the benefit of the industry. From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders to an awards evening at the Glasgow Science Centre, the Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase your business, and collectively, to celebrate a thriving sector, worth £46.1bn to the UK economy.

The Maritime UK Awards are open to organisations from across the breadth of the maritime sector and its component shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries. With the UK government having launched its first long-term strategy for the sector, Maritime 2050, the award categories mirror its themes. In June 2021, Maritime UK published a stocktake of progress in implementing the strategy, with demonstrable progress being made across the board. The 2022 awards enabled many of the projects being delivered in response to Maritime 2050 to be brought to national prominence. 

The third Maritime UK Awards were held at the Glasgow Science Centre, on the banks of the River Clyde, synonymous with the country's shipbuilding industry. Glasgow was chosen as the host for the 2022 awards to build upon the sector's activity at COP26. The 2020 awards were held in Plymouth. For the second time, the Department for Transport's Clean Maritime Awards will be included in the programme. 

2021 had been a year of significant activity for the maritime sector; whether on Freeports, the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, London International Shipping Week, COP26 or at October's Budget and Spending Review, where the Chancellor announced reforms to Tonnage Tax. The 2022 awards therefore provided be a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate the growing number of world-leading projects helping to ensure the UK's position as the most innovative, competitive and sustainable maritime centre by the middle of this century. It also served as a platform to launch and celebrate the National Shipbuilding Strategy

The awards help to fund Maritime UK’s cross-sector initiatives like Diversity in Maritime, the Careers & Outreach Programme and Regional Cluster Development Programme. Maritime UK is hugely grateful to its sponsors for enabling delivery of this national celebration of all things maritime. 

Photos from the 2022 Maritime UK Awards

Key dates
13 December 2021 Submissions open
28 January 2022 Submissions close
31 January 2022 Judging opens
14 February 2022 Finalists announced
10 March 2022 Awards evening