The morning rush hour at London’s Bank tube station will be brightened up by the sea shanties of the Exmouth Shanty Men, when the group plays there on Tuesday, 12 September.
The show, which runs from 7-10am, is a promotion for London International Shipping Week (LISW), and sponsored by Britain’s largest ports operator ABP.
Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, said: “The capital hosts numerous prestigious events and exhibitions and we look forward to welcoming people from across the world for London International Shipping Week. “Our city is a leading centre in the international shipping industry, with containers and ships that move across the globe relying on expertise from London’s financial and professional services companies. “This event is another sign that London is open for business and the perfect location for international events.” Following their performance at Bank station, which sees 73,000 people pass through during rush hour, the Shanty Men will embark on a tour of various LISW events, including a reception at the Chinese Shipping Association.
James Cooper, ABP’s Chief Executive, said: “The vital role of the UK’s ports and maritime sector not only to Britain’s past but for its future is not widely appreciated. The Shanty Men not only promote the start of LISW but highlight the central role our ports have always played in the UK’s economy.”
Please visit the official London International Shipping Week 2017 website for a full list of ABP events.
Note to editors:
ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.
ABP contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 84,000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to deliver an extra £1.75 billion for the economy every year.
ABP’s Port of Southampton is the UK’s largest export port, handling more than £40 billion of goods each year, with £36 billion of that destined for markets outside the EU.
- Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year
- Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight
- Has 1.4 million square metres of covered storage
- Has 1,000 hectares of open storage
- Handles around 90m tonnes of cargo each year