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UK CHAMBER OF SHIPPING ANNUAL REVIEW 2012-2013 November


Technology Strategy Board launched maritime funding for vessel efficiency


research; secretariat and members present.


October


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.


October


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


October First ministerial round table on sulphur regulations.


NOVEMBER


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.


December


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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