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”.
24 Jun 2016
An overarching view from the IHS Economics and Country Risk team on the impact of the UK referendum result
24 Jun 2016
Given that so many in shipping were firmly behind ‘Remain’, the news this morning that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union has prompted strong reaction. IHS Fairplay will be collecting your views throughout the day.
German cars made up almost a third of exports by value in 2015.
24 Jun 2016
The United Kindgom has voted to leave the European Union but who are the UK's trade partners and what trade deals stand to be most affected? Quentin Stenger of Global Trade Analysis takes a closer look.
Prolongued period of uncertainly ahead for shortsea trade in Brexit wake
24 Jun 2016
The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has sparked concerns over the future of maritime trade between the UK and European continent ports from the Baltic Sea via the Hamburg-Antwerp range down to the Iberian peninsula and the Mediterranean. 
Losses are seen on the ASX 200 at the Australian Securities Exchange.
24 Jun 2016
The impact of Britain voting to exit the European Union has been immediate and brutal on Asian stock markets, but shipping industry executives remained largely uncertain of how the business will be affected.


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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