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As an island nation the UK has traditionally been a leading player in the global maritime industry.

The maritime industry is critical to the UK economy with approximately 95% of all imports and exports transported by sea, including 25% of the UK’s energy supply, and 48% of the country’s food supplies. Maritime business services directly contribute £2 billion gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy; this is expanded to £5 billion GVA if the wider impacts of the sector are considered.

In addition to freight and goods movements the UK has a significant maritime tourism and leisure industry which was valued at £3.12 billion in 2017. The UK has a thriving and growing cruise sector with 1.96 million cruises sold in the UK in 2017, half of which started at a British port.

The UK is also a world leader in maritime services such as insurance, regulation and certification with London being the global hub for all such services.

Our Maritime Expert

Matthew Moss

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Funding Opportunities

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

Opens: 22/03/2021 Closes: 02/06/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Mobile services of Zero Emission Berth power provision in the tidal Thames

Seeking innovative approaches to provide the Tidal Thames with a solution to provide smart flexible zero emission 24/7 waterside power provision. Winning business(es) will be given an opportunity to present their solutions to the Port of London Authority, with potential commercial opportunity.

Opens: 05/03/2021 Closes: 30/04/2021

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Recorded: 29th March

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – Briefing Event

Join us for a briefing to learn more about the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition to develop clean maritime technology.

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