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Nusrat Ghani (Photo: Maritime UK)

Women in Maritime: New UK Taskforce Established

Department for Transport portfolio for the U.K.’s £40 billion maritime sector.   “There is a fantastic wealth and breadth of career opportunities in maritime, and I am determined to see more women accessing these,” Ghani said.   Ghani’s predecessor, Rt Hon John Hayes MP, called for industry to address gender imbalance in the sector during London International Shipping Week in September 2017.   “In the autumn, the government challenged maritime leaders, businesses and colleges to find ways of increasing the number of women in the sector, and it

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UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, asking the Government to double the amount of funding available for seafarer training as soon as possible.    The letter was also sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and the Minister of State, Department for Transport, John Hayes.    The UK Chamber, in conjunction with Nautilus International, has submitted a proposal for the Government's existing Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme to be extended.   “The Government’s review of SMarT recognised that change was necessary and recommended

INTERTANKO Reelects Tsakos as Chairman

Dr. Nikolas Tsakos of Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. was reelected for two further years by the INTERTANKO Council who met this week in London.    The Council members also engaged in dialogue with the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, as well as the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, Minister of State (Department for Transport).   Lim, who has been Secretary General since January 2016, expressed his positive views about the contribution of INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO: “The contribution made by INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO has been of tremendous value over

John Hayes (Photo: Maritime UK)

UK Shipping Minister Sympathetic to ‘Charter for Jobs’

U.K. shipping minister John Hayes said he is “sympathetic” to a 10-point plan that aims to boost British seafarer employment and training set out in the Nautilus International’s “Charter for Jobs.”   Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group, Hayes said he had read the union’s charter and considered that it made “a very strong case.”   A call to government and industry to secure support, training and work opportunities for U.K. seafarers, the Charter for Jobs is self-described as an “SOS to deliver on promises

Livvy Weston (Photo courtesy: Mersey Maritime)

Mersey Maritime Apprentice Invited to Westminister

Mersey Maritime Apprentice Olivia (Livvy) Weston got a chance to visit No.10 Downing Street and the House of Commons after meeting the Shipping Minister, John Hayes, MP on an official visit. The 18-year-old Apprentice, who has been with Mersey Maritime since finishing her A-levels last year, spent a day in Westminster. She visited Hayes at the Department for Transport, watched a Parliamentary debate in the House of Commons and had her photo taken in front of the famous black door of No.10 Downing Street. Former Halewood Academy pupil Livvy said, “I felt very privileged meeting Mr. Hayes

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Minister Awards MCA’s Trainee of the Year

of Blackpool and the Fylde College, who was serving on-board the Foreland Shipping-owned vessel, MV Hartland Point, is the 2014 winner of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) Officer Trainee of the Year Award. The award will be presented at Haberdashers Hall, London, by the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Transport, who said, "I am delighted to attend the ceremony tomorrow. It is so important that we celebrate these achievements, not just for the individuals involved, but to ensure we all share in the pride and grow through the success of all the winners. The esteem

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