Government announces historic commitment to UK marine industry
The UK Government recently launched Maritime 2050, their first ever long-term strategy to support and grow the sector which marks a historic moment for Britain's marine sector.
The strategy sets out the government's vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector. Maritime 2050 is about anticipating the challenges and opportunities ahead and recognising the UK's strengths so we are well placed to capitalise on them.
Described as both visionary and aspirational, Maritime 2050 highlights the Government's recognition of the importance of maritime - worth over £40bn to the UK economy, more than aerospace or car manufacturing - and focuses on the desire to cement the UK's place as the world's leading maritime nation into the second half of the 21st century.
The government's ambitions and goals will be achieved by focusing on seven distinct themes; Technology, Trade, Environment, People & Skills, Infrastructure, Security/Resilience and the UK's Competitive Advantage.
Short, medium and long-term recommendations are identified under each theme. Combined, these deliver a clear direction and vision for the Government and industry to work together to ensure the UK can progressively compete on the global stage in the coming decades.
Route maps covering trade and technology and innovation are published alongside the strategy. Remaining route maps will be published later in 2019.
Further information about Maritime 2050 can be found at the following link: