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”.
Brexit motif
19 Feb 2018
North P&I Club's deputy global girector (Claims), Mike Salthouse, said the Club needs to be able to continue to seamlessly write that business on the assumption that the UK and EU do not reach a future trade agreement.
Nusrat Ghani MP
25 Jan 2018
Nusrat Ghani has been appointed as a parliamentary undersecretary of state at the UK Department for Transport following a cabinet reshuffle by prime minister Theresa May.  
Mark Dickinson
20 Dec 2017
The European Commission has warned that UK seafarer certificates will no longer be automatically recognised by the remaining 27 EU member states.
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker
11 Dec 2017
Agreement is viewed as making progress towards a final withdrawal deal that many feel may result in the UK following the current method of trade as closely as possible.


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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