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Sarah Kenny is chair of Maritime UK
Just as Britain once manufactured the biggest and most powerful vessels, in the future we will build the cleanest and most technologically advanced, where vessels are piloted autonomously from our coasts, and where the Teslas of the seas are constructed in our yards.
Covid-19 is set to do long-term damage to the communities of the three million people who live along the UK coastline. These communities often felt neglected even before the outbreak, and now they are especially vulnerable. Coastal constituencies overwhelmingly voted Conservative in the 2019 election on the promise of a “levelling up” agenda. Yet they [...]
Today, we assume our positions leading Britain’s £40bn maritime sector and count ourselves among its 1,000,000 employees. Britain is an island, a maritime nation, and our sector fuels trade with the rest of the world – some 95 per cent of imports and exports, worth over £500bn. For almost three years, national debate has been [...]
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