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Consultation on guidance for the carriage and charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on Ro Ro ferries.

28 Oct 2021

The increase in electric vehicle (EV) numbers in the UK has led to increasing demand for the transit of EVs onboard passenger Ro-Ro ferries (Ro-Pax). This consultation seeks your views on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries.

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British Marine launches online Training Platform offering free and low-cost courses

28 Oct 2021

The fully-featured, accessible, web-based portal offers more than 90 accredited courses covering a wide range of business needs alongside British Marine’s portfolio of marine-specific courses, to address skills gaps, reinforce career pathways, and assist staff retention.

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Have your say: Complete the UK Government's late payments survey

28 Oct 2021

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner (OSBC) has opened a survey with a view to changing the culture of late payments in the UK.

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The IMO holds 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee

21 Oct 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) from 4–8 October 2021. This meeting was conducted remotely and the following topics of interest to the Superyacht, leisure and small commercial vessel sectors were discussed.

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UK Government publishes its Net Zero Strategy

21 Oct 2021

The UK Government has now published its Net Zero Strategy: ‘Build Back Greener’. This sets out how the Government intends to cut emissions across different sectors, including maritime.

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New rules for towing a trailer from 15 November 2021

21 Oct 2021

The UK Government is changing the rules for towing a trailer for individuals that passed their driving test after 1 January 1997.

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Have your say: Complete Maritime UK's mental health survey

21 Oct 2021

Maritime UK published its second Mental Health in Maritime Survey this month, to analyse how employers support good mental health in the maritime sector.

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Plymouth to host UK first charging network for electric maritime vessels

14 Oct 2021

Plymouth is set to install a network of shore-side charging facilities for its expanding fleet of electric maritime vessels. The project is led by the University of Plymouth, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, Princess Yachts Limited and Aqua superPower.

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Looking for finance to export? Book now to meet a trade adviser from the Department for International Trade

14 Oct 2021

British Marine is partnering with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to provide its members with the opportunity to meet a dedicated trade adviser and discuss export plans, including the department’s own Internationalisation Fund.

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Representing the Marine industry at COP26 this November

14 Oct 2021

British Marine will be represented at COP26 by Maritime UK, which has partnered with City of Glasgow College to showcase green technology, innovation and capabilities from across the UK maritime sector to the world, at an International Maritime Hub.

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