The UK is an island nation with a proud history as a great maritime power.

Maritime Nation is a campaign to raise awareness of the vital contribution of the UK marine and maritime sector. The campaign builds on three key principles:

1. Ports and maritime are critical for UK trade.

2. Britain should build on its strength as a Maritime Nation.

3. Britain should have a global trading outlook.

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote it is more important than ever to highlight the huge contribution Britain’s marine and maritime sector makes to the national economy and to rebuild Britain as a great maritime power. Our ports and maritime industries have been the backbone of building Britain's status as a global trading power. But they are not just the foundation of our trade and prosperity in the past; they are the foundation of our trade and prosperity in the future. 

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UK Ports handle 95% of the Nation's trade in goods.


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UK maritme industry rallies behind the Government’s export drive

Around 300 MPs, maritime and UK manufacturing industry leaders gathered at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a reception to highlight the importance of the ports and maritime in boosting UK exports.

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ABP introduces Maritime Nation to Parliament

ABP has showcased the Maritime Nation campaign in Parliament at a sitting of the All-Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group session.

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Maritime Nation wins enthusiastic support at Conservative Party Conference

A call to rebuild Britain as a great maritime power received a rapturous reception at a Maritime Nation event at the 2016 Conservative Party conference.

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British prosperity rests on maritime trade

Article by Royston Smith, MP for Southampton Itchen: British prosperity rests on maritime trade

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First vessels berth on Green Port Hull quayside

The newly constructed berths built as part of the Green Port Hull development on Alexandra Dock in Hull have welcomed their first vessels.

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ABP announces £15 million investment in Hull Container Terminal

ABP has invested £15m in state-of-the-art equipment at Hull Container Terminal.

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P&O Ferries Reports Record 13th Consecutive Month of Carrying More Than 100,000 Freight Vehicles on English Channel

P&O Ferries today announces that in May it recorded the longest run of high monthly freight volumes between Dover and Calais in its modern history.

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