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New Guidelines on Welfare Aspects of the ILO MLC

seafarer welfare services and facilities are not yet signatories to the MLC, while many seafarer supply countries have also not yet developed welfare organisations to provide services or facilities for seafarers either at home or abroad.Commenting on behalf of shipowners, ICS Secretary General, Guy Platten explained: “This new complementary publication is intended to assist governments and welfare agencies in drafting their own guidelines for implementing the welfare provisions of the MLC. While some countries may already have their own laws and policies in place, they may nevertheless wish

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Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

, DP World Europe Kirsi Tikka, American Bureau of Shipping Julie Lithgow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Nicola d’Hubert,Lloyds Register Bridget Hogan, Nautical Institute Debbie Cavaldoro, Nautilus Kathy Stanzel, Intertanko Paula Porter, Carnival UK Guy Platten/Holly Birkett, UK Chamber of Shipping Nicola Good, IHS Fairplay Helen Kelly, Lloyd's List

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UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

willing and able to play its part in achieving this. SMarT Plus provides an opportunity for the Government to prove it is serious in its ambition for the industry, the economy, and for the British people,” writes Dr Henderson, who is Shell’s vice-president for shipping and marine.   Guy Platten, the UK Chamber’s CEO, said of the letter: “The Chamber sees this as a real opportunity to increase career prospects for young people.   “It’s great that so many companies have backed this letter. This shows the UK shipping industry has the willingness and the appetite

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UK Chamber for Including Marines in New T-Level Qualification

as “the most ambitious post-16 education reforms since the introduction of A-levels 70 years ago.”    But whilst provisions have been made in the plans for specialised vehicle and aircraft engineering, no such opportunities will exist for marine engineering.    Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping, said: “Government is right to focus on developing new routes into engineering, and the proposed T-levels are an exciting innovation.  But to exclude marine engineering from the qualification risks ignoring the needs of one of the UK’s most important

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Action Must be Taken If We are to Address UK Seafarer Shortfall

 UK Chamber CEO Guy Platten has responded to the publication of the Department for Transport Seafarer Projections Review by calling on government to back its SMarT Plus proposal.   The Department for Transport has this week published a study to assess the UK supply and demand for trained seafarers to fulfill roles at sea and onshore over the coming decade.   The UK Seafarer Projections study identified a shortage of 3,000- 4,000 UK deck and engine officers, and 2,000 UK ratings by 2026. The report suggests that in order to avoid the shortfall the annual intake of UK officer trainees

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UK to Create Shipping Jobs through New SMarT+

delivers a £70m annual yield that could be scaled up with additional investment.    The paper also highlights how there are 2 credible candidates for every cadetship offered, proving there is no shortage of supply of UK and UK-based citizens wanting a career at sea.   Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping said: ‘We are seeking a very small increase in Government’s cash contribution to seafarer training.  In return we are promising huge economic benefits and job creation over the long term.  There are young people who want to go to sea, and

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How Can the Marine Industry Counteract Its Aging Workforce?

the general population where regards seafarers: both in terms of the maritime industry as a viable career option, and also the invaluable contribution seafarers actually make to most of the world’s countries – with 90 percent of the world’s trade actually moved by sea, according to Guy Platten, CEO of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping. Where once upon a time a maritime career would be lauded as a great opportunity to travel, these opportunities are now more widely available in other industries. And the extended periods of time away from home, not to mention seven day working weeks

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UK Minister Calls for Investment in Maritime

from all corners of this diverse industry to take on the challenge of ensuring that the U.K. remains a global maritime power. I believe we succeeded in successfully combining an inspiring speaker program alongside a busy international maritime exhibition,” Green said.   Day one speakers Guy Platten, CEO of U.K. Chamber of Shipping, delivered an upbeat opening message to delegates, urging the maritime industry to be ambitious and optimistic. He emphasized the need for the U.K. to seize the opportunities for growth in a global marketplace by continuing to champion our world-class maritime

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Brexit: The Implications for Shipping

be currency volatility which has already commenced and may continue further.   There is also no guarantee that the Member States which remain would not seek to either strengthen their own position in the event of a Brexit or even punish the UK so as to deter others from leaving.    Guy Platten, the Chief Executive of the UK’s Chamber of Shipping has said: “no one has left the European Union before, and the EU may seek to ‘punish’ the UK for leaving, in order to discourage others from leaving too. The Brexit negotiations are unlikely to be quick or easy&rdquo

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UK Shipping Industry Broadly Welcomes Commons' Committee Report

need to build upon the fine words within the maritime strategy by setting down tangible targets for recruitment and employment, backed up by adequately staffed and resourced regulatory and investigative agencies.” Commenting on the report’s MCA findings, UK Chamber chief executive Guy Platten said: “Many shipping companies tell us that, despite the excellent work done recently by its Chief Executive, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency can be disjointed, enforcing regulation inconsistently across the country and, frankly, paying its skilled staff uncompetitive salaries.&rdquo

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