London International Shipping Week 2019

Douglas Lang, the Chairman of the Scottish Maritime Cluster joined a panel discussion during LISW ’19 with the UK Shipping Minister Nujarat Ghani and chaired by Harry Theochari, of UK Maritime. Maritime cluster representatives from Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, New York, Norway and Singapore also took part.

It was an interesting and wide ranging discussion however what became very apparent is the varying interpretations of the purpose and ambitions of the various clusters. The SMC Chairman made their position very clear; “we are all about creating, GVA and if what we do does not meet that criteria, then we shouldn’t be doing it”.