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  • 20 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK Ship Register is to expand its ownership eligibility.

  • 11 September 2017

    The Government of the United Kingdom is working to double the size of the UK Ship Register from 16 to 30 million gross tonnage after the country leaves the European Union. As explained, the move would propel the UK from 15th place into the top 10 global maritime nations. The flag of the UK’s Merchant […]

  • 14 November 2017

    The UK Ship Register has signed its first-ever unmanned vessel to the flag.  As explained, the move shows how the register “is adapting to the changes of the maritime industry.” ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. It can be used under direct control, semi-manned or […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Ship Register has become one of only around twenty in the world to keep the United States Coast Guard (USCG) award for excellence. The register, which is administered by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), regulates and inspects the ships that sail under the UK flag. It was recognised for the USCG’s […]

  • 8 May 2011

    The UK Ship Register continues to increase in size with a number of new registrations since the beginning of 2011. During March and April CMA CGM registered an additional four container ships on the UK Flag totalling almost 500,000 GT. The four ships, all of which were new builds, include the ‘ Columbia’, ‘Centaurus’, ‘Cassiopeia’ (all 131,332 […]

  • 3 February 2016

    The government of the United Kingdom needs to deliver “real and tangible reform” of the UK Ship Register, UK Chamber of Shipping President, Tom Boardley stressed while speaking at the UK Chamber Annual Dinner. Boardley voiced the urgent need for substantial changes if the UK Flag is to remain competitive and attractive to shipowners around the globe. […]

  • 24 July 2015

    The way the UK shipping register is administrated needs urgent reform or the red ensign will die, an industry report has warned. Namely, an independent panel of shipping industry leaders has written a report at the request of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency calls for a new public corporation to administer the UK ship register […]

  • 24 July 2015

    The way the UK shipping register is administrated needs urgent reform or the red ensign will die, an industry report has warned. Namely, an independent panel of shipping industry leaders has written a report at the request of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency calls for a new public corporation to administer the UK ship register […]

  • 14 November 2017

    The UK Ship Register has signed its first unmanned vessel to the flag, the ASV’s C-Worker 7. The C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. It can be used under direct control, semi-manned or completely unmanned. Doug Barrow, director UK Ship Register said: “By supporting emerging technologies […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The UK Ship Register has been recognised by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for their excellent Port State Control record, listing them as one of the few shipping flag administrations to retain the prestigious Qualship 21 for 2013. This award reduces the likelihood that UK ships will be targeted for inspection by US Port […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The CMA CGM MARCO POLO its the first in a series of three new 16,000 TEU container ships, for the CMA CGM group on the Asia-Europe lines. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd, it is almost a quarter of a mile long and it is the worlds biggest container ship. The new […]

  • 11 December 2012

    At 175,343 GT, the CMA CGM MARCO POLO, owned by CMA CGM Group, is the world’s biggest container ship. It’s the first in a series of three new 16,000 TEU container ships, for the CMA CGM group on the Asia-Europe lines. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd, it is almost a quarter […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The UK registered trading fleet has increased for the first time in four years, rising by 8%, however, the figures also show a fall of 18% in UK owned tonnage, according to the UK Chamber of Shipping. The total tonnage of trading vessels on the UK Ship Register has risen from 12.6 to 13.7 million deadweight […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    UK’s maritime sector body Maritime UK has launched a new Industry Code of Practice for the design, construction and operation of autonomous maritime systems. Seeking to provide practical guidance for autonomous and semi-autonomous vessels less than 24 metres long, the Industry Code of Practice will provide guidelines while the more detailed regulatory framework for autonomous systems is […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has confirmed that their five new roll-on oll-off containerships (CONROs) will be built to UK standards. The five new vessels are being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd in Shanghai China. They are the first of their type ever built with a container capacity of 3800 TEUs plus 28,900 […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maritime trade union Nautilus has urged the UK government to clamp down on the operation of so-called Red Ensign Group (REG) ship registries from the same locations. In letters to foreign secretary Boris Johnson and shipping minister John Hayes, the union informed that the evidence of tax avoidance in UK overseas territories, revealed in the ‘Paradise Papers’, showed […]

  • 8 September 2015

    The UK wants more ships to be registered under the British flag and has proposed measures to make that a reality in a report examining how to maximize Britain’s potential as a maritime nation published on 7 September 2015, at the London International Shipping Week 2015. The study led by Lord Mountevans, Chairman of Maritime […]

  • 8 September 2015

    The UK wants more ships to be registered under the British flag and has proposed measures to make that a reality in a report examining how to maximize Britain’s potential as a maritime nation published on 7 September 2015, at the London International Shipping Week 2015. The study led by Lord Mountevans, Chairman of Maritime […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Danish shipping giant Maersk to reflag UK vessels and end training of UK cadets.

  • 23 July 2019

    A European-led maritime protection mission is being established in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK government said.

  • 19 February 2015

    The number of UK registered ships is currently at its lowest level since 2006, according to 2014 Shipping Fleet Statistics released by the UK Transport Department. The UK fleet experienced substantial growth between the late 1990s and 2008/09, when the industry started to feel the impact of the global recession. However, since 2009 there has […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has highlighted an imminent change to VAT rules by the UK government which could have significant implications for the shipping industry. With effect from 1 December 2012, the UK government will remove the VAT registration threshold for non-UK-established businesses, bringing UK law into line with EU law. Businesses […]