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Coronavirus: the shipping sector needs urgent support

Source: The Times Originally published on: 18/03/2020 These are unprecedented times. The world is facing a crisis not seen in a generation and no one knows how the next few weeks or months will play out.

What we do know is that shipping is going to play a big part in keeping Britain open for business. But only if it gets the financial support it needs.

That is what I have just told the shipping minister, Kelly Tolhurst. The message from the UK Chamber of Shipping is clear: shipping matters. It really is the lifeblood of our nation. Put simply, we cannot survive without it.

Shipping moves 95 per cent of our trade. Nearly everything you eat, use or travel on has been brought to the UK by ship. As we face... Full article here


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