The Future of Merchant Navy: Trends and Predictions

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Yesterday, approximately 800 councilors raised the Merchant Navy flag, or ‘Red Duster,’ to commemorate Merchant Marine Day. Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day has celebrated the brave men and women who kept our ‘island’ alive during both world wars, as well as today’s merchant seafarers, who are responsible for 95% of Britain’s imports. It is a celebration of our nation’s dependence on. The food we eat, most of the fuel we burn, and virtually every product and commodity we take for granted 

Remembering The Victims 

During the war, merchant shipping played a vital role in supporting the British effort. At the end of World War I, the government wrote, “British merchant seamen certainly contributed to winning the war.” And this vital part came at great cost. Other merchant seamen also died while serving in the Royal Navy’s reserves. 40% of her pre-war fleet was sunk.   British merchant ships contributed to winning the war. During World War II, merchant seamen supplied Britain with raw materials, arms, ammunition, fuel, food, and all the necessities of a warring nation. They suffered significantly higher loss rates than almost all branches of the military and experienced great hardship. 


According to calculations by the Registry of Maritime Seafarers, there were 144,000 merchant seamen on board British merchant ships at the outbreak of war, with 36,749 seafarers killed in an enemy attack, 5,720 captured and 4,707 killed. A total of 144,000 sailors were injured. The death toll is 47,176. Accident rate of at least 25%. 4,444 4,444 36,749 Seafarer losses 4,444 More than 70 of her merchant ships were on board the task force sent by Britain to retake the Falkland Islands in 1982. Some of these merchant ships were auxiliary vessels to the British fleet, but most were STUFT ships taken over from the trade. 

The officers and crew of these Merchant Navy ships, all volunteers, suddenly found themselves in a war zone in the South Atlantic. Merchant Navy Day is an opportunity to remember those who have served our maritime nation during times of conflict. It is also a good time to reflect on the current situation and look to the future. A future that grows because of the victims of the past. Currently, one of the UK’s largest industries is £37.4 billion, employing 957,300 people. Maritime UK  commissions independent and robust economic data on the value of the maritime sector every two years.

The Center For Economics And Business Research

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(Cebr), the UK’s leading economic consulting firm, published its latest report at the end of 2017. The report found that The maritime sector makes a significant macroeconomic contribution to the UK through turnover, gross value added, employment and employee compensation. In 2015, the sector was estimated to support UK workers directly with just over £40 billion of turnover, £14.Five billion of gross value added and 185,700 jobs. The maritime sector’s direct economic contribution exceeds that of other comparable industries. For example, in 2015, the sector’s direct revenue contribution was just over £40bn, compared to £31.One bn for the aerospace industry as a whole. Similarly, his direct GVA contribution of £14.Five billion from the sector compares favourably with his £10 billion from the aerospace industry. 


Quantifying the indirect economic impact through the industry’s supply chain and its impact on spending, it is estimated that the maritime sector supported a total GVA of £37.4 billion in 2015. This means that for every pound of GVA gained directly from the sector’s average contribution, an additional £2.59 of his GVA was generated across the UK economy. The world’s leading maritime hub The UK is the world’s leading maritime trading nation. We are the maritime center of the world and are proud to offer unique and comprehensive maritime business packages. 

With cutting-edge technology, high-quality design and manufacturing, unrivaled service expertise and significant investment opportunities, the UK is a natural home for maritime businesses. Looking to the future, The global ‘blue economy’ is worth $3 trillion. The UK is not resting on its laurels. The government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report estimates the world’s ‘blue economy’ will be worth $3 trillion by 2030. To ensure the UK gets a piece of the pie, the industry is focused on unprecedented collaboration. Below are some examples of this collaboration.

 Innovation Last week, businesses were invited to take part in a new national research and innovation initiative.

Merchant Navy: Collaborative Innovation Tools For UK Industry And Academia

The  Maritime Research & Innovation UK initiative (or ‘MarRI-UK’) is a collaborative innovation tool for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle challenges such as autonomy and green shipping. Offers. The project is currently being led by founding partners of eight companies, four universities, and an industry association and is focused on the current coordination. We came together to address the lack of resources. Other countries Far East. Looking at one technology field, many predict that unmanned surface and underwater vessels will dominate maritime activities over the next decade. But what is not a prediction is the idea that Britain will become the leader in maritime autonomy. It’s not a prediction – we already have. The UK is at the forefront of technology, innovation, thought leadership, and regulatory expertise.

Coastal Power Plants

Various industries are working together to realize “coastal power plants. As an island nation. The sea has always ensured prosperity and partnership. And there has never been a more important time to unlock this sector and transform the destiny of coastal communities. According to statistics from Maritime UK, the sector is estimated to have been worth £40 billion to the UK economy in 2015. And created one million jobs across the UK. This sector has the unique ability to spark a renaissance in the fortunes of these communities and energize new power plants on the coast. The possibilities are endless. Productivity in the maritime sector is 53% higher than the national average. Additionally, the average employment in the maritime sector created a value of £77,897  to the economy in 2015. Comparing this to the average job in the UK economy, he earns a third less at £50,800.

Merchant Navy: Skills And Careers

The  Maritime Growth Study calls for the industry to come together to better coordinate the promotion of the numerous career opportunities in the maritime sector. Joint participation in career events is part of the industry’s response to this recommendation. Our joint appearance at the National Employment Guidance Show in February was our first attempt, but events were also held in September and October. Of this year North East on Maritime UK Skills Yorkshire and Humber on Maritime UK Skills Scotland Glasgow on Maritime UK Skills 

The growth study also called for a  skills strategy for the sector, which will be published in the autumn. To promote justice, equality and inclusion in the maritime sector, Maritime UK has established the Women in Maritime Taskforce. The aim is to identify practical steps to increase the number of women in the maritime sector. By coordinating cross-industry activities and sharing best results, as well as making recommendations to industry and government Importantly. The task force also aims to restore balance in the number of women in leadership positions across sectors including shipping. Ports, hospitality, engineering and recreational marine industries.

Maritime Msc Maritime 

The UK Maritime Master’s program strengthens the links between UK industry and academia. This program promotes academic excellence for students and their universities. While providing valuable research that supports the activities of the maritime sector.

Increasing Exports

The Industry is working with the Department for International Trade on a five-year plan. To support the export of UK maritime products and services. Regional Clusters Maritime UK Regional Councils have been established to bring together regional maritime cluster organizations across the UK. The regional council will enable the cluster to participate in and influence the Maritime Sector Agreement. A proposed agreement between industry and government to be negotiated as part of the government’s industrial strategy. Maritime UK will soon announce the annual Maritime UK Industry Awards. The awards are hosted by regional clusters across the country on a rotating basis.

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