London International Shipping Week 2023

LISW 2023 was truly one to remember. The maritime agenda was elevated by a truly packed programme full of fascinating activities, people, and conversations. For clusters across the UK, the incredible news of a £1m ‘Cluster Development Fund’ was announced by Baroness Vere at the Maritime UK Regional Cluster Spotlight Event. We are eager to start working on our plan to deliver the highest value to our membership and to further assist in supporting Scotland’s position in the global maritime industry. The SMC drinks reception in the Treasury Building’s Churchill Room was a great success, with huge thanks to our sponsors: Denholm UK, DNV, Port of Aberdeen and Seapeak, and also to our excellent speakers, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Richard Holden MP, Lord Offord and our chair, Kevin Hobbs. Here’s to many more events as successful as this!

Ghana Maritime and Blue Economy Meeting

Our colleagues at the Scottish African Business Association have an upcoming event that may be of interest to you: the ‘Ghana Maritime and Blue Economy Meeting.’ The event will include speakers covering a range of topics including: the Ghana Maritime and Ports Authority, Meridian Port Services, Ghana Maritime University and the City of Glasgow College. The meeting is scheduled to take place online at 9.30am (BST) on Thursday, 21st September and will last around 90 minutes including Q&A. Further details can be obtained via the following link should you wish to participate:

UK shipbuilding skills taskforce (UKSST): Report and toolkit

On Monday 11 September 2023, the taskforce launched its report – ‘a step change in UK shipbuilding skills,’ with a supporting toolkit for shipbuilding employers on ‘how to leverage UK skills systems.’ You can access both documents on the City of Glasgow College’s website. More details on the UKSST can be found via the following link: