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

Stena Forerunner
05 Nov 2018
Leading European ro-ro operators and ports are investing in additional vessel and terminal capacity in anticipation of rising volumes while simultaneously preparing for the potential disruptive effect of the UK leaving the EU
12 Oct 2018
While talks continue over potential agreements over the free movement of financial services across the EU and UK after Brexit, the London market has been growing increasingly concerned about the ability to pay claims on existing policies in the event the UK leaves the EU with no transition or implementation period.
 Doug Barrow, director of the UK Ship Register
03 Oct 2018
UK ship register chief Doug Barrow tells Fairplay that recent efforts to refocus the Red Ensign mean a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would only be a short-term hiatus.
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”.
Richard Turner.
14 Aug 2018
The appointment of Turner, who is head of global risk solutions Europe at RSA, would see him become the first British president in IUMI’s 144-year history.
Brexit flags
13 Aug 2018
Soanes cautioned that there is no indication that a compromise on the future relationship between the UK and EU can be reached and that in the absence of an agreement about that, it is unlikely there will be a transition period, since the two are inextricably linked.


A street band once roamed central London with a key element to its set to

More Commentary