Britain’s maritime sector can be ‘greater than we imagined’, says UK Shipping Minister

on Thursday, 19 January 2017. Posted in Petrospot News

The UK Government’s purpose is for Britain’s maritime sector to be as great as it can be and to be “greater than we imagined possible over recent years,” according to the UK’s Shipping & Ports Minister.

And he issued a challenge to the industry to identify the key trade and export opportunities and what it thought it needed from this government to make them happen.

Addressing a reception of Government and maritime leaders at the Houses of Parliament, John Hayes, CBE, MP praised the work being undertaken by Maritime UK in implementing the recommendations of the UK’s Maritime Growth Strategy and said that “we are in the right place, at the forefront of the efforts to secure the best deal for the UK as we leave the EU.

“However, as Benjamin Disraeli so eloquently put it, the secret of success is constancy to purpose. Constancy means we cannot afford to relax; we must make the best of every opportunity. Constancy means we must commit to working together both now and right up to the time when the UK exits the European Union and long beyond. Constancy means we must be absolutely confident that the world knows we are ready to grasp these opportunities.”

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