Marine and Maritime

What's it all about?

The maritime sector includes global shipping, maritime leisure and ports industries and is a key contributor to the UK economy.

It is an important sector to the UK and industries include harbours, ports and vessels including:

  • Transport (passengers, freight and petrochemicals by sea, river and non-tidal waterways)
  • Cruising for personal leisure and commercial leisure
  • Port activity – load and unload cargo
  • Fishing vessels
  • Offshore exploration for and oil and gas, wind and wave energy
  • Search and rescue on water.


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Is this a predicted growth area in the South of England?

The South of England sees marine and maritime activities on its large areas of coastline, rivers and other waterways.

Oxford and Thames Valley - There are no predictions or priorities from the local LEPs regarding this sector.

Solent - Marine and Maritime priority sectors include large ports -  Southampton and Portsmouth and Portsmouth Naval base.  Companies in the area designing and building superyachts plus emerging sectors and technologies, such as offshore wind and tidal energy.

South West - Local Enterprise Partnerships across the South West identify low carbon and renewables as growth areas and  include marine energy such as offshore wind farms and tidal projects.

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