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”.
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.
Unifeeder logo
02 Aug 2018
The new loop will be operated with one cellular vessel, yet to be nominated, with an effective capacity of 350-400 teu and complement Unifeeder’s existing services from Rotterdam to UK ports.
IUA headquarters
25 Jul 2018
The United Kingdom’s break from the European Union affects insurers, brokers, and clients in varying ways, according to the chairman of the International Underwriting Association.
EU and UK flag brexit
25 Jul 2018
European rules and regulations will continue to apply to the United Kingdom until 2021 under the terms of implementation lasting two years after the date of 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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