Did You Know?
The UK’s maritime services sector contributed £1.5bn to UK GDP in 2010 and provides employment for around 11,000. Combined, the UK's wider shipping, ports and maritime business sector contributed £13.1bn to the UK's GDP and over 225,000 jobs in 2010. One of these jobs might be yours in the future!
The UK is home to a world beating array of maritime service providers. From ship management to legal advice, chartering to specialist consultants, insurance to education, there are more top quality companies and organisations in the UK providing professional services to the international shipping industry than in any other location in the world.more »
Came by SHIP
16 April 2014, by Seavision
WISTA's Came by SHIP photography competition is ongoing.read more »
The life of a Marine Cargo Surveyor
30 January 2014, by Seavision
Marine Cargo Surveyors are appointed by Ship owners, charterers, cargo insurance companies and many others to protect their interests in various aspects of the cargo world. It’s a fact of shipping life that cargoes occasionally get damaged, and marine cargo surveyors are appointed to investigate the damage and to reduce any losses. This involves travelling to ports worldwide, attending on ships, interviewing Masters and ship’s personnel, and getting all the facts of the case, before reporting in detail to the clients
Voyages of Discovery
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If you were Captain of a Royal Navy destroyer under attack, would you handle the pressure?
Even when an emergency gives them seconds to think, crews are trained and experienced enough to do the right thing.
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The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
Find out all about these vessels that seafarers call home as they work the icy North Sea or sail the lonely waters of the Indian Ocean.sign up »
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
My way of life started out in 1988, when I was 17, living in Liverpool.
I don’t know what the next telephone call will bring or where it will take me, I have a bag packed in the office and one at home………….. got to go, damaged cargo on a ship in West Africa, flight is booked, adrenaline pumping, and I am on my way, into the unknown!
Leaving university, I wanted a job where I could use my writing skills. A position as a trainee journalist covering the shipping sector came up and I took it without really knowing much about the industry. This gave me a good overview of the sector and my next job was as communications manager at the Baltic Exchange.read more »
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