News: Maritime UK North to open at Merseyside’s Maritime Knowledge Hub
Maritime UK is to open a Northern office at the Maritime Knowledge Hub, home of regional cluster organisation, Mersey Maritime.
UK is the sector’s umbrella body, bringing together the UK’s shipping, ports,
services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector,
influence government and drive growth.
Maritime joined Maritime UK in 2017 and since then has been spearheading the
organisation’s work in developing a network of regional maritime hubs.
maritime sector supports close to 1 million jobs and contributes around £40bn
to UK GDP. Maritime is responsible for facilitating 95% of our international
trade, totaling £500bn per year.
Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Maritime UK Chairman-Elect, Andrew
Moffat CBE and Mersey Maritime Chairman John Hulmes, at the Mersey Maritime
Industry Awards on Thursday evening at Anfield.
cluster model developed in the Liverpool City Region is recognised by the
European Commission as the “gold standard”.
UK Director, Ben Murray said: “Maritime UK already brings together the key
organisations from our maritime industries, and our cluster focus reflects the fact
that there are a number of regional cluster organisations that should be part
of our collective work too.
only does this increase collaboration, and help us to deliver our collective
growth ambitions, but it also means that we’re able to respond to the changing
devolution landscape to support and benefit from regional programmes of
increasingly powerful regional government.”
Northern office will ensure that we are closer to our key cluster organisations
in Scotland, Merseyside and the Humber. It will also serve as a platform to
explore the creation of new hubs in maritime regions like the North East.”
The agreement will see a number
of Maritime UK programmes and events delivered from the new Northern office,
including the Regional Cluster development
programme, meetings of the Export & Investment Forum as well as hosting
meetings of the Maritime UK Regional Council, which brings together the UK’s