Mission and Vision
Our Vision: To be the principal dynamic and innovative industry body that champions the shipping cause, pro-actively leading and promoting UK shipping and associated maritime services.
Our Mission: To deliver for our members trusted, specialist expertise, lobbying and influence on shipping issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies, to advance the competitive strength of the industry and ensure the UK remains a leader in the global shipping business.
Our Culture: A highly dedicated and motivated team, with a commitment to achieving positive outcomes for our membership in support of the strategic objectives by running an efficient and effective organisation in line with our values.
- A highly efficient, membership-focused UK Chamber, supporting our members to meet their commercial objectives.
- Influencing decision-makers at the highest level.
- Ensuring that people are at the heart of our industry and are equipped with the right skills.
- Providing the thought leadership which will ensure the industry can best prepare for the challenges ahead.
- Ensuring best practice is shared.
- To deliver the Vision requires the Chamber to be financially sustainable and secure. This will be driven by delivering great value to members, and growing membership and complementary income streams to allow lower fees for individual members.
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2020-2025
- Build the influence, profile and representative voice of the UK Chamber of Shipping, nationally and internationally, by growing membership, creating strong strategic government and industry partnerships, providing thought leadership on key issues affecting the industry, and increasing the media profile of the Chamber and the leadership team
- Promote improved shipping, fiscal, employment and environmental (in particular, decarbonisation) policy and regulation, to ensure the UK remains a competitive global maritime hub, attracting investment, skills and jobs.
- Develop and promote an improved cross-industry safety culture.
- Ensure the Chamber maintains and enhances its values proposition to its membership through excellent networking opportunities, sharing best practice, a competitive call structure, and improves and new services – all with a customer-centric focus to ensure membership views and priorities are properly championed.
- Build and enhance the services provided by the Merchant Navy Training Board, in the UK and internationally, to ensure the industry has the right seafarers, equipped with the right skills, for the future at sea and ashore.
- Through a mix of call income and alternative income streams, run the finances of the Chamber on a stable basis, investing as necessary, to achieve the strategic priorities while maintaining sufficient reserves to allow for unexpected changes in the business environment.
THE CHAMBER WILL PROVIDE THE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
WHICH WILL ENSURE THE INDUSTRY CAN BEST BE PREPARED
FOR THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.
Photo: Andrew Sassoil-Walker
Photo: Andrew Sassoil-Walker