- 13th September 2018
Maritime UK Week
This week, 10th-16th September, is Maritime UK Week.
Maritime UK Week was launched by Maritime UK with the intention of highlighting the work that the maritime sector does, its role as part of the UK economy and its future.
In the UK alone, 65 million passengers and 500 million tonnes of cargo move through the country’s ports every year. It is reported that 95% of our imports arrive by ship.
At £47 billion, the UK maritime industry is significantly bigger than aerospace, pharmaceutical and road freight combined, which totals £29.5 billion. The UK maritime industry also supports just under 1 million jobs.
With the advancements in technology and innovative new ways to design and manufacture ships, the future of the UK maritime industry looks promising.
Throughout Maritime UK Week, there are many events planned across the country, including TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, which is running from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd September.
The Southampton Boat Show is Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, with this year’s event showcasing boats and products from over 600 global marine brands. Members of the Navis Consulting team will be attending, so if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss our recruitment solutions, please call us on +44 (0)2392 322 356.
Other events taking place this week include the launch of London International Shipping Week (LISW 2019), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ISC) Open Day and numerous industry-specific courses.
If you would like to find out more about some of the events going on this week, visit https://www.maritimeuk.org/events/.
What is coming up in the Maritime industry?
The Cannes Yachting Festival began on Tuesday 11th September and will continue until Sunday 16th September. This event will showcase almost 600 boats ranging from 5 to 55 metres long, including superyachts, motor yachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts.
The Monaco Yacht Show will start on Wednesday 26th September and will continue until Saturday 29th September. This year there will be 120 one-off superyachts on display.