Contribution to UK economy
The maritime industry contributes £22.2bn to UK GDP and supports 500,000 jobs.
Its sectors include shipping, ports, marine and business services; which together drive exports and inward investment, as well as remaining the fundamental enabler of trade in and out of this country.
Today, the UK is one of the leading maritime centres in the world.
As one of Britain's leading generators of economic benefit, the maritime sector welcomes the opportunity to be in the forefront of the government's programme to re-focus and re-invigorate economic growth following the decision to leave the EU.