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The UK Ship Register (UKSR) has pledged its support for London International Shipping Week 2021 by becoming a Platinum Sponsor.
The involvement of UKSR will facilitate an important focus on maritime growth during the week-long LISW21. The UKSR offers international ship registration, wide ranging integrated services and 24/hour support to ship owners across the world.
As part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency it provides world class surveyors and regulation, and the UK Red Ensign is recognised globally for the maintenance of high standards, maritime safety and the welfare of seafarers.
Announcing UKSR’s support of LISW21, Dan Vivian, Commercial Director said: “London International Shipping Week is one of the most respected and valued maritime events in the world. The UK Ship Register is an important part of the UK maritime offer and the week gives us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the many fiscal advantages, world class expertise and personalised service the UK Flag has to offer.”
LISW21 is on track to host some 200 events and activities as well as holding its influential Headline Conference which this year will take place at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation on the banks of the River Thames.
UK CHAMBER OF SHIPPING SIGNS NEPTUNE DECLARATION
One of the organisations responsible for delivering London International Shipping Week, the UK Chamber of Shipping, has joined global industry and human rights leaders in signing the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change in a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by COVID-19.
Hundreds of thousands of seafarers from across the globe have been left stranded working aboard ships beyond the expiry of their initial contracts and are unable to be relieved since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Fatigue after long periods at sea has significant consequences on the physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers. It also increases the risk of maritime incidents and environmental disasters, and poses a threat to the integrity of maritime supply chains, which carry 90% of global trade.
The Chamber has consistently called for seafarers to be recognised as key workers and for resolutions to be found to end the crew change crisis. Last summer the Chamber wrote to the UK Prime Minister and asked him to convene an international summit on the issue. Although the UK government agreed to this and recognises seafarers as key workers, over six months later we are still faced with the unacceptable situation of crew who cannot leave their ship.
We congratulate the UK Chamber of Shipping and their contemporaries in their commitment to supporting our invaluable seafarers, on whom our industry depends.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEPTUNE DECLARATION
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