The Transport Committee is supporting London International Shipping Week, from 9 to 13 September 2013, which focuses on London's vital role in maritime services and promotes the importance of the wider UK maritime sector. The maritime services sector is vital to the UK, with about 95% of the total volume of UK import and export trade arriving by sea. The sector is also estimated to support 537,500 UK-based jobs.
The public oral evidence session with the Minister, Stephen Hammond MP, will take place in the Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, Romney Rd, Royal Borough of Greenwich, SE10 9NF.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
- Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport
- Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Ian Woodman, Director of Maritime, Department for Transport
The Chair of the Committee, Louise Ellman MP, has said:
"The maritime sector is vital to the economy. London International Shipping Week presents a great opportunity to promote UK shipping and port services. As part of our inquiry into maritime strategy and to coincide with London International Shipping Week, we are pleased to announce that we will be hearing evidence from the Shipping Minister at the National Maritime Museum.
We will be questioning him on how the Government works in partnership with the maritime sector to ensure the industry thrives."