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UK names new transport secretary

Chris Grayling has been named as the UK’s secretary of state for transport as part of new prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet.

Grayling replaces Patrick McLoughlin, who has held the role since 2012.

The UK Chamber of Shipping has already welcomed Grayling as the new secretary.

“We are determined to deliver prosperity to the UK, and we will work closely and innovatively with the new Secretary of State as we identify the opportunities and challenges presented by Brexit,” the Chamber said in a statement today.

Robert Goodwill remains minister of state at the Department for Transport.

Meanwhile, Liam Fox has been appointed as secretary of state for the government’s newly created International Trade department.

During the referendum process, both Grayling and Fox campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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