We are pleased to see the British Government engaging with the UK Maritime Growth Study. Shipping transports over 95% of global trade and London is at the heart of international shipping in insurance, admiralty law, the IMO, ship design, classification societies, and marine equipment. We are grateful to be part of this through the Society of Maritime Industries whose CEO Mr John Murray has been of great support. Organised by Maritime London and the City of London Corporation the ‘Charting the way ahead to Maritime Growth’ event was held on 3 October 2016 at Mansion House and hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London and Lord Mountevans, Maritime London Chairman.