UK CHAMBER OF SHIPPING ANNUAL REVIEW 2012-2013 November
Technology Strategy Board launched maritime funding for vessel efficiency
research; secretariat and members present.
UK Chamber launched its new structure, premises, brand and website www.ukchamberofshipping.com
November MNTB 70th anniversary celebrations, hosted by Chairman David Squire, brought cross-section of industry together.
UK Chamber gave evidence to the Environment and Climate Change Select Committee on the inclusion of international shipping in UK carbon targets and budgets.
October First ministerial round table on sulphur regulations.
December Freight on non-EU cross
trades removed from scope of UK VAT, as requested by UK Chamber in 2009, in order to place UK shipping lines on equal footing with their overseas competitors.
DECEMBER November MNTB Course Recognition
Service launched, providing a kite mark to recognise good practice in training course provision.
Piracy attacks off Somalia down, but armed guards still being
carried and the piracy problem has not disappeared. In West Africa and Gulf of Guinea, attacks are up.
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December The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a standard, certifiable management system for Private Maritime Security Companies following assistance from the industry, including UK Chamber and ICS.
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