Mersey Maritime freezes fees for members

Mersey Maritime is freezing fees for its members for the 2022/23 financial year to support city region firms grappling with rising costs. Based in Birkenhead, Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the Liverpool city region’s £4bn powerhouse maritime sector. Its hundreds of members work across more than 30 sub-sectors including shipping, digital, engineering and […]

MERSEY MARITIME ANNOUNCE FOURTH ANNUAL EXCHANGE CONFERENCE

Industry body Mersey Maritime are delighted to announce their fourth annual conference: The Mersey Maritime Exchange. The Mersey Maritime Exchange will take place on Thursday 23rd June 2022, both online and in the magnificent surroundings of Liverpool Town Hall, a Grade-I-listed building in the heart of the city. The conference is being organised by Mersey […]

10,600 Freeport jobs within ten years

Within ten years of going live Liverpool City Region Freeport has the potential to condense 20 years of growth into five years with the creation of 10,600 new jobs. It could also add £1.3bn in annual Liverpool city region GVA (economic output) in the same timeframe, according to LCR Freeport director John Lucy. He said: […]

Homegrown energy is the way to secure Britain’s independence

Responding to the news that the Government has published a new ‘Energy Security Strategy’ (07 April 2022), CEO of Mersey Maritime, Chris Shirling-Rooke, writes: “We’ve seen unprecedented turmoil in the economy in recent years with the Covid-19 pandemic and not forgetting the adjustments necessary to deal with the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Our […]

EXPLEO MAKES FURTHER COMMITMENT TO MERSEY MARITIME

Expleo

Regional cluster organisation, Mersey Maritime is delighted to announce new partner Expleo to their diverse membership base. Spanning more than 33 maritime subsectors, Mersey Maritime is recognised nationally and internationally for the impact they make in facilitating collaboration within the industry at a regional level. Chief Executive Officer at Mersey Maritime, Chris Shirling-Rooke commented: “At […]

P&O REDUNDANCY MOVE IS BETRAYAL OF SEAFARERS

Chief Executive of Mersey Maritime, Chris Shirling-Rooke, says he is dismayed by P&O’s decision which he feels is a betrayal of its previous commitment to the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy, which seeks to set the tone for the UK maritime sector in the next three decades. “People are at the heart of the maritime sector […]

MARITIME FAMILY STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE

Our entire maritime family stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine Responding to the developing crisis in Ukraine, Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime, writes: “As with many millions of people around the world we have looked on with horror and dismay at Russia’s assault on Ukraine which is an unprovoked, premeditated attack on […]

MERSEY MARITIME APPRENTICE SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

We are delighted to announce that Abbie Milne, Digital Marketing and Events Apprentice at Mersey Maritime has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at the Maritime UK 2022 Awards.  Abbie has been nominated for the award for making a real and positive contribution to the business. Since starting her role, Abbie has wasted no […]

MERSEY MARITIME HONOURED TO SUPPORT MY NAME’5 DODDIE FUNDRAISING EVENT

Mersey Maritime is delighted to be sponsoring Beech Group Managing Director, Chris Wainwright, on his 50-hour cycle in aid of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.   On the 11th of February, Chris will be starting his 50-hour cycle from Edinburgh with three friends in a relay to try and reach Cardiff in time for the Six […]