The maritime industries come together through Maritime UK to make progress on key areas of shared interest. Members agreed their five key national priorities for 2020-22 as: People, Innovation, Regional Growth, Environment and Competitiveness. Each of the priorities correspond to key ambitions set out within the government's Maritime 2050 strategy, published in 2019. Maritime UK works with members and government partners to deliver its recommendations and monitor delivery.

In June 2021 Maritime UK published a report assessing progress in delivering Maritime 2050.