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.



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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
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.
John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd's
24 Jun 2016
Leaders of the London marine insurance market have moved swiftly to calm fears over the impact of the vote by the UK to start the process to leave the European Union.
UK and EU flags
24 Jun 2016
Shipping shares listed on European markets opened sharply lower, deep losses in general markets, after it had become clear that voters in Britain had voted in favour of leaving the European Union.


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