Submission: Maritime 2050 call for evidence
Maritime UK has provided its initial submission to the government's Maritime 2050 call for evidence.
Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth.
maritime sector is the fundamental enabler of British global trade. The UK
sector exports its own cutting-edge maritime products and
services. With innovative technology, high-quality design &
manufacturing, unparalleled expertise in services and major investment
opportunities, the UK is the natural home for maritime business.
is a vital part of our island nation's heritage and of our modern economy –
supporting jobs, driving innovation and enabling trade. Our sector also
enables millions of people to enjoy the recreational benefits of the UK's
coastal and inland waterways.
submission draws upon the individual submissions of our members. Their
submissions explore themes in greater detail with regard to their part of the
maritime sector. This submission aims to highlight recurring and joint issues
of interest and provide a holistic response to the call for evidence.
UK and our members warmly welcome the government’s decision to create a 2050
strategy for the maritime sector, noting that other Department for Transport
modes have existing 2050 strategies.
committed to participating in the series of planned workshops to shape the
strategy and to work with government to create any action plan for delivery. We
plan to launch our own series of online content on Maritime 2050; asking
companies and representatives from across the sector to share their thoughts,
predictions and ambitions for what the sector will look like in 2050, where the
UK can capitalise, and what the strategy needs to deliver.
that government ensures the new strategy builds upon existing activity, and
supports existing initiatives such as the maritime sector deal. That proposal
should be viewed as a vehicle for delivering recommendations from Maritime
redefined the breadth of the sector through its Maritime Growth Study, it is
vital that this next Department for Transport project embraces and delivers for the breadth of the
maritime sector: shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine.