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Evidence session: Maritime 2050 – objectives, implementation and effects

10 May 2022

Maritime 2050, the Government’s first long-term strategy for the UK’s maritime industries, sets out its ambitions for the future of the maritime sector.

The purpose of the session

Writing in the foreword of the launch document in January 2019, the then Secretary of State, Chris Grayling, emphasised the ‘bold and aspirational’ direction of the strategy, while acknowledging it was ‘substantial’, reflecting the Government’s intention to be as ‘wide and comprehensive’ as possible.

Global trends have already impacted on the seven themes which were identified as holding fundamental importance up to 2050: the UK’s competitive advantage, technology, people, environment, infrastructure, trade and security.

The Committee’s inquiry will consider whether the policy was and remains a good reflection of the sector’s priorities. MPs will consider what progress has been made since it was published and whether it is sufficient to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

In this scene-setting evidence session, the Committee will hear from representatives of ports and shipping organisations.


From 09.30:

  • Lucy Armstrong, Chair, Port of Tyne

From 10.00:

  • Jos Standerwick,CEO, Maritime London
  • Chris Shirling Rooke MBE,CEO, Mersey Maritime
  • Mark Simmonds, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Ports Association

From 10.45:

  • David Kennedy Browne,General Manager, Maersk
  • Gavin Simmonds, Director of Policy Commercial, UK Chamber of Shipping

Further information

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