05 August 2015
Jersey will join five other British jurisdictions (Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and the UK) in hosting a major international shipping reception on 9 September 2015 during London International Shipping Week (LISW).
The reception, which will be held at the London offices of leading shipping lawyers Ince & Co, will bring together prominent figures connected to the shipping industry. These will include shipowners, lawyers, brokers, shipyard and finance house representatives, senior politicians and registrars of shipping. The reception will focus on the advantages of registering ships of all types and tonnage within the Red Ensign Group.
The Group will attend an LISW conference on 10 September, which will focus on how the maritime industry can be an engine for economic growth. Jersey will co-host tables at the gala dinner associated with the conference, and representatives of the Island’s registry will also be present at a number of other events throughout the week. While relatively low-profile internationally, Jersey’s registry has built particular expertise in its superyacht and small commercial ship business in recent years.
New shipping markets
Minister for Economic Development, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said “Jersey’s attendance at and involvement in London International Shipping Week allows the Island to increase its profile with key figures in the industry. This gives us a real opportunity to grow our existing shipping markets and to make inroads into new ones. With significant crew management and ownership structures already well established in the Island, the benefit to local businesses is potentially substantial.
”The fact that Jersey was asked to chair the Red Ensign Group’s initiatives for the week is further recognition of the Island’s growing significance in shipping matters.”
Throughout LISW, money will be raised for the Mission to Seafarers, a charity that supports the world’s 1.5 million merchant seafarers.