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Friday, May 22, 2020 

The UK Chamber of Shipping (UKCS) has published its new five-year Strategic Plan, which outlines the plans and priorities for the Chamber and confirms its position as the voice of the UK shipping industry which contributes nearly 20bn a year to the UK economy and supports over 180,000 jobs.

The new plan, which was launched at the UKCS's AGM in March, showcases the vision, mission and priorities the Chamber will focus on up to 2025. The full Strategic Plan can be read here.

The strategic priorities are to:

  • Build the influence, profile and representative voice of the UK Chamber of Shipping nationally and internationally
  • Promote improved shipping, fiscal, employment and environmental (in particular, decarbonisation) policy and regulation.
  • Develop and promote an improved cross industry safety culture to reduce accidents.
  • Ensure the Chamber maintains and enhances its value proposition to its membership. 
  • Build and enhance the services provided by the MNTB.
  • Through a mixture of call income and alternative income streams run the finances of the Chamber on a stable basis.

CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: “To ensure the UK Chamber of Shipping is setting the agenda and leading from the front, we have today updated our five-year Strategic Plan. The refreshed document sets out a clear direction in which the Chamber wants to head, and makes sure we are working with our members and setting a strategic narrative to tackle new challenges and identify future opportunities.”

The mission is to deliver for members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence on shipping issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies, in order to advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains a leader in the global shipping business.

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