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Brexit and the maritime sector, what are the key implications?

18 October 2018

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee hears from academics and representatives of the maritime sector on the impact of Brexit for maritime transport.


Thursday 18 October, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.10am

  • Professor Emily Reid, Professor of International Economic Law and Sustainable Development, University of Southampton 
  • Dr Jenny Jingbo Zhang, Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law, University of Southampton

At 11.00am

  • Mr Gavin Simmonds, Policy Director Commercial, UK Chamber of Shipping 
  • Mr Ian Hampton, Chief People & Communications Officer, Stena Line 
  • Captain Wyn Parry, Port Manager, Holyhead Port 
  • Mr Neil Glendinning, Council Member, British Ports Association  
  • Mr Ross Wombwell, Head of Technical Services, British Marine

Possible questions

Questions likely to be covered in the first session include:

  • Is a post-Brexit agreement on maritime transport in the mutual interest of the EU and the UK?  
  • What might Brexit mean for international trade and shipping contracts? 
  • To what extent would divergence from EU rules affect the ability for UK maritime services to operate in the EU? 

Questions likely to be covered in the second session include:

  • What are the key implications of no deal for the maritime sector? 
  • Will Brexit have any implications for existing and future registrations of EU/EEA interests with the UK flag? 
  • Could free ports be a feasible option for the UK?

Further Information

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