Department for Transport
The Department for Transport (DfT) works with its agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses, and that gets people and goods travelling around the country.
The DfT plans and invests in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.Call: + 44 (0)300 330 3000
Email: Maritime (including tonnage tax): email@example.com Maritime Security:firstname.lastname@example.org
Department for Business Innovation & Skills
The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is responsible for economic growth. It invests in science, technology and skills, and promotes trade.Call: +44 (0)20 7215 1165
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) provides 24-hour maritime search and rescue services, enforcing ship safety, seafarer health, safety and welfare standards by survey inspection, and helping to prevent pollution. The MCA also processes the registration and certification of ships and seafarers, and is responsible for the implementation of maritime conventions and codes.
Call: +44 (0)2380 329100
Email: email@example.com www.dft.gov.uk/mca
UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourages the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.
Call: 0845 539 0419 or +44 (0)20 7333 5442
UK Ship Register:
For further information or to join:
Call: +44 (0)2380 329197
HMG Lloyd’s Register Industry contacts
Maritime UK is a coalition of eight major shipping, ports and business services organisations in the UK. For more information on its work, visit:
Marine Industries Alliance
The Marine Industries Alliance brings together all aspects of the UK’s diverse marine sector – including manufacturing, engineering and technology – with the goal of securing the maximum opportunity for the industry to flourish.
Maritime London is the promotional body for UK-based companies that provide professional services to the international shipping industry. It exists to help ensure that the UK remains a world-beating location in which to base a maritime-related business.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) provides the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals, and represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.
The UK Major Ports Group and the British Ports Association are trade associations representing UK ports. They provide in-depth knowledge and expertise in support of the UK’s vibrant and diverse ports sector.
CLIA UK & Ireland
CLIA is the global trade association of the cruise industry, providing government and regulatory, publicity and promotional services. CLIA Europe provides these services across Europe through a network of national offices, with CLIA UK & Ireland being a particular centre of excellence in travel agent training, seminars and industry events.
UK Chamber of Shipping
The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice for the UK shipping industry. It works with Government, Parliament, international organisations, and others to champion and protect the UK shipping industry on behalf of its members.
The Baltic Exchange is a membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. It provides independent, daily shipping-market information, maintains professional shipbroking standards and resolves disputes.