Categories: Business, Liverpool, Maritime UK, Peel PortsPublished On: 28.06.2021294 words1.5 min read

Addressing a major maritime industry summit held in Birkenhead on Friday, Princess Anne said Merseyside ‘sat at the heart of the regional and national maritime eco-system’. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool city region is “at the heart” of the UK’s £46bn maritime sector, the Princess Royal told those attending a high-powered industry summit.

Princess Anne addressed the Maritime Exchange conference held in Birkenhead

Offering an opening address for the third annual Maritime Exchange conference in Birkenhead, Princess Anne said Merseyside” sat at the heart of the regional and national maritime eco-system”, adding “It is very appropriate that such a national occasion for the sector is being held in Merseyside”.

Held at the headquarters of Mersey Maritime and broadcast live to an online audience, the Maritime Exchange, Maritime 2050: Where are we now? was organised by Mersey Maritime in partnership with the Department for Transport and Maritime UK. It debated the progress of the UK’s Government’s Maritime 2050 report.

The conference was sponsored by Brabners, Nautilus International, OPS Wind, and Peel Ports Group. And it was supported by Wirral Council.

Speaking via a video link, the Princess said: “Mersey Maritime sits at the heart of the regional and national maritime eco-system. The North West is an iconic maritime region with a global trading gateway for the world with a rich heritage in ship building and engineering.

“A region that is adapting to the future and is embracing net zero with significant hydrogen and offshore wind projects as well as disruptive technologies.”

She praised the £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub project, which will be built around a 19th century hydraulic tower in Wirral Waters. She added it would offer “innovation, digitalisation and decarbonisation at its core” . . . .

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