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Foreword
SECRETARY
OF STATE
As Secretary of State for Transport, I’m delighted to welcome you on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government to the UK and London International Shipping Week.
At a pivotal time in UK and global history, our maritime industry is  rmly in the spotlight. There has never been a better time to showcase our national maritime proposition. This Government enjoys an excellent relationship with the maritime industry
as demonstrated in our presence here at London International Shipping Week. We embrace and welcome our warm and long-standing relationship with industry leaders to deliver the very best in maritime services.
We have an incredibly strong maritime sector and I’m keen for you to see what the UK has to offer over the next week. We have enviable ports and infrastructure, bespoke legal, brokerage
and insurance services from some of the most
famous and established firms in the world and we are global leaders in pioneering new technology, green marine initiatives and training. The UK Ship Register continues to be an attractive choice for shipowners across the world, offering an unrivalled proposition.
During this week I hope that you’ll use this opportunity to meet, do business, make new friends and catch up with old ones. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and showing you that the UK really is the place to conduct maritime business and that HM Government and industry continue to work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the continued success of our great maritime industry.
Welcome to the UK, welcome to London and welcome to London International Shipping Week. I am sure you’ll have a very successful and bene cial week with us. l
by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
Secretary of State for Transport
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