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New collaboration offers greener canal holidays

18 Nov 2021

Ortomarine and Cafwin Cruises are pleased to announce that from April 2022, people wishing to experience cruising the inland waterways in a Serial Electric Hybrid narrowboat will be able to do so, via a collaboration between the two companies.



15 Nov 2021

METSTRADE have implemented multiple measures, on top of the measures imposed by the Dutch government, to ensure a safe and responsible event

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BEIS releases ‘UKCA Implementation Guidance’, covering many important topics for goods which require UKCA marking

11 Nov 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released a guidance document intended to support businesses placing products on the market in Great Britain.

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The MCA releases a series of amended M’Notices on the construction and operation of fishing vessels

11 Nov 2021

There have now been several changes to the rules and regulations surrounding the design and constructions, as well as the operation of fishing vessels, and the MCA has just released as series of MGNs and MINs on these changes.


New digital emergency Beacon Registry service goes online

11 Nov 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's new digital emergency Beacon Registry service has now gone live. The Beacon Registry self-service portal will make it easier and more convenient than ever for emergency beacon users to securely provide and update their ownership information.


Back by popular demand! Book your export support now and meet a trade adviser from the Department for International Trade

11 Nov 2021

Following the success of the first international trade clinic held at the beginning of November, British Marine is once again partnering with the Department for International Trade to provide its members with the opportunity to meet a dedicated trade adviser.

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New 360 tug simulator at The Maritime Skills Academy in Portsmouth going live 6 December 2021

11 Nov 2021

The Maritime Skills Academy (part of the Viking Maritime Group) is further developing its training portfolio by expanding its state-of-the-art simulation facilities at the Portsmouth centre.

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Book now: ‘The Law relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers’ course now open

04 Nov 2021

This course is designed to give brokers the latest updates and legislation on issues covering law when selling new and second hand boats.

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Free support and guidance for businesses looking to export during International Trade Week

04 Nov 2021

The Department for International Trade will be providing free advice and guidance to businesses looking to export during International Trade Week. Featuring a series of webinars designed to give you a greater understanding of trading with Europe, the US and China.

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Chancellor’s Budget reduces business rates for the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors and provides relief for businesses carrying out improvements

28 Oct 2021

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his Autumn Budget, promising support for individuals and businesses across the UK. Some of the key policy announcements affecting British Marine members included revisions to the business rates system.

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