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”.
The UK Red Ensign
04 Jun 2018
Changes to tonnage tax and residency rules are among the ideas being considered.
Brittany Ferries vessel
25 May 2018
The company plans to charter two newbuildings being built for Stena RoRo in China, the first of which is due for delivery in 2021.
Bob Sanguinetti
16 May 2018
One of Sanguinetti’s biggest challenges will be negotiating the perils and pitfalls presented by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in March next year.
UK and EU flags
30 Apr 2018
The Brexit debate has sparked a far more heated and uncertain phase that will dominate the political agenda.
port of dover
21 Mar 2018
Port and vessel operators are concerned that the UK could leave the EU Customs Union after Brexit


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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