Video: Brexit doesn't mean UK trade will stall, David Dingle tells CNBC

New friends for the UK?

David Dingle, Chairman of Maritime UK, has spoken to CNBC about the UK's maritime trade mission to China.  

He told the Squawk Box programme:

"Great business relationships take a while to build. We can't sit around and wait for exactly what's going to be negotiated. We've got to get out there and move forward.

"Brexit or no Brexit, China has been viewed by the U.K. as an outstanding opportunity. Over the last five years, our trade with China grew by 63 percent. So we're already on a very good trajectory there."

Discussing the comprehensive nature of the UK's offering to the global shipping industry, he told the programme he was confident London would remain a world class maritime centre, saying:

"We have 35 percent of world shipping insurance based in London. English law remains the basis for shipping contracts, shipping agreements, and we know how to do maritime deals better than anybody else."