Nautilus Questions UK Chamber of Shipping’s Neutral Stance on Brexit Referendum

Nautilus International, the UK-based global trade union representing maritime professionals, is criticizing the UK Chamber of Shipping for remaining neutral on the impact of the Brexit referendum on British seafarers and shipping as shipowners have started to consider changing flags of their UK-registered vessels. 

Nautilus called for calm among shipowners and this comes after one ferry operator, Stena Line, warned members that it has already started considering the possibility to re-register its UK-flagged vessels.

In a letter to the UK Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson said he “hoped the organization could provide reassurance and leadership in the face of ‘damaging uncertainty’ over the impact of the Brexit vote for British seafarers and British shipping.”

Dickinson expressed his surprise that the Chamber remained neutral when many organizations and prominent industry figures warned of the potentially adverse effects for the UK maritime sector.

He urged Chamber CEO Guy Platten to “provide a clear message on behalf of British shipowners that the UK maritime industry remains open for business”.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >

World Future Ports Summit 2020

This event will bring together ports and maritime shipping professionals from global leading companies and authorities to discuss recent digital technologies…

read more >