A landmark referendum over the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union has ended in victory for those in favour of leaving the EU.

For many in shipping, Brexit was unexpected. The Fairplay team is tracking the implications of this milestone decision for the maritime industry within the UK and further afield.



News & Analysis

Brexit flags
27 Aug 2018
UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti considers the information provided by the government so far to be “thin” and says he “would like to think that further notices [which are scheduled to be released in September] will contain considerably more detail so that the UK shipping industry can plan”.
17 Jul 2018
Fears that the negotiations that will lead to the UK leaving the EU next March will result in delays at ports and borders were not allayed by the UK's shipping minister Nusrat Ghani’s inability to guarantee frictionless trade following the conclusion of negotiations.  
Brexit protester outside Parliament
12 Jul 2018
“Disappointed” that the Brexit white paper contained no proposals to ensure mutual market access after March 2019, marine insurers vow to engage with government to establish a way forward in the long term.
Lloyd’s interior
05 Jul 2018
Inga Beale, chief executive officer of Lloyd's, remains optimistic that London will steer through the current marine market challenges
Lloyd’s headquarters in London
28 Jun 2018
With Brexit nine months away, the London insurance market continues to fight to maintain its role as a global hub, but conflict and continuity are major concerns.
David Dingle
11 Jun 2018
The call comes as uncertainty mounts over UK Brexit plans.


This is not the first time UK has been tested and survived significant geopolitical change. Far from damaging the UK’s maritime strengths, Brexit can provide the launchpad for a new phase in our international business relationship

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