Joining the increasing number of yachting companies that are helping to represent the superyacht industry in maritime regulatory matters, Bluewater has announced that its membership has been accepted into the UK Chamber of Shipping in London.

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice for the UK shipping industry, with around 150 members from across the maritime sector.  The membership includes both ship owners and operators from the UK and around the world. The UK Chamber of Shipping is extremely well respected and works closely with the highest levels of governement, parliament and policy makers. 

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The membership list to the Chamber includes other yachting companies such as Hill Dickinson, Viking Recruitment and many more. Bluewater was motivated to apply for membership to ensure that superyachts increasingly have a voice within the global maritime industry, and is reflective of the increasing importance of communication and collaboration between the different maritime sectors. Hopefully 2015 will see the maritime sectors working together more to ensure stable and competitive development.

“The superyacht industry was taken by surprise by the Maritime Labour Convention and we are determined that this will not happen again,” explains John Wyborn, director of Bluewater. “Membership of the Chamber gives us the ability to scan the horizon for future legislation and to be proactive for the direct benefit of our industry.”

”I am delighted to welcome Bluewater into the UK Chamber of Shipping family,” said Guy Platern, the CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping, in direct response to the membership acceptance. “The shipping industry is constantly evolving and changing. The rise of yachting has been extraordinary and is already making a vital contribution to the UK economy. We are very much looking forward to working with them to tackle the issues that they face, and raise awareness and understanding at all levels of government, and across the country as a whole.”

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