Maritime UK Awards 2023

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The 2023 Maritime UK Awards are to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull on Thursday 9 March. Maritime UK is grateful to ABP who are Diamond Sponsors for the Awards.

Held for the first time in September 2019, the Maritime UK Awards are run by the industry for the benefit of the industry. From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders to an awards evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull, the Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase your business, and collectively, to celebrate a thriving sector, worth £116bn to the UK economy. Each year the Maritime UK Awards rotate around the UK, having visited Plymouth, Portsmouth and Glasgow so far, the 2023 Awards visit Hull.

The Maritime UK Awards are open to organisations from across the breadth of the maritime sector and its component shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries. Since the launch of Maritime 2050 in 2019, which set out the government's vision and ambitions for the future of the sector, the award categories are designed to mirror its themes. In the past year, since the sector came together in Glasgow, Maritime UK has published its 2022 State of the Maritime Nation report which revealed the £116bn economic impact of UK maritime, supporting over 1.1 million jobs and paying 30% more than the nation average. The sector has seen significant activity and progress, the launch of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, second round of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition and the introduction of Freeports. 

The fourth Maritime UK Awards are to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull, on Thursday 9 March. With over 800 years of seafaring history, Hull was chosen as the host for the 2023 awards to shine a light on a city that can be considered a global powerhouse for trade and one with a great maritime story to tell. The 2021 awards were held in Glasgow, which followed on from the sector's activity at COP26.

The awards help to fund Maritime UK’s cross-sector initiatives like Diversity in Maritime, the Careers & Outreach Programme and Regional Cluster Development Programme. Maritime UK is hugely grateful to its sponsors for enabling delivery of this national celebration of all things maritime. 

Key dates
01 November 2023 Submissions open
24 January 2023 (1700) Submissions close
25 January 2023 Judging opens
08 February 2023 Finalists announced
09 March 2023 Awards evening

Look back at the 2022 Maritime UK Awards in Glasgow


Photos from the 2022 Maritime UK Awards