UK Chamber of Shipping pushes for doubling of state aid for seafarer training

The Theresa May-led UK government will get £4 back for every £1 it invests in training seafarers. That’s the claim made by the UK Chamber of Shipping in an article carried in today’s Sun newspaper. The chamber is lobbying the government to double the £15m it spends on crew training with transport minister John Hayes believed to be supporting the campaign.

Ministers cut funding by 14% under the last government.

UK Chamber of Shipping chief Guy Platten said: “The Prime Minister wants to build a country that works for all and we can help… The world has never traded more and the ships that move that trade need world class seafarers. I want more of them to be British.”

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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