Marine and Maritime industry uk
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UK Marine and Maritime Industry

Explore the UK’s Marine and Maritime industry, where companies are driving innovation in shipping, port operations, offshore energy, fishing and more. Discover the sector’s impact on the UK economy with real-time market insights and download our snapshot report today.

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What is the Marine and Maritime sector?

The Marine and Maritime industry is one of the UK’s most productive sectors. It plays a significant role in the UK economy, contributing substantially with companies working across shipping, port operations, offshore energy production, fishing, marine engineering and various other verticals.

This diverse industry is pivotal in supporting economic growth and sustainability across a broad spectrum of activities within the maritime domain.

Marine and Maritime sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Marine and Maritime sector. The sector has a turnover of £75.0bn currently, has received £2.1bn of investment and the sector is growing at 2.1% per year.


Marine and Maritime verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Marine and Maritime industry today.

Our Marine and Maritime RTIC is made up of 10 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Professional services, and Shipping – Workboats. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0084 Marine and Maritime 5733 companies

    Companies involved in shipping, logistics, port operations, offshore energy, fisheries, aquaculture, marine engineering, coastal management, marine research, and leisure marine activities.

    • Marine and Maritime: Aquaculture

      Companies involved in aquatic farming (fish, shellfish, algea), marine biology and environmental services.

      397 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Autonomy & Robotics

      Companies involved in development of marine vessels and platforms designed for autonomous operation, autonmous control systems and technologies.

      784 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Leisure

      Companies involved in luxury vessel design, manufacture, operation and chartering.

      493 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture

      Companies involved in design and manufacuture of marine systems.

      1209 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Naval Defence

      Companies involved in vessel design, construction, refitting, and maintenance for naval defence, search and rescue, and law enforcement services.

      173 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Ports Ecosystem

      Companies involved in port operation and range of organisations within ports ecosystem such as energy infrastructure and logistics

      889 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Professional services

      Companies that support and provide administrative services to the marine and maritime industry, which includes insurance, trade associations, registry, legal, consultancy, data processing & cybersecurity.

      2217 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Shipping – Container, bulk, RoRo, tanker

      Companies engaged in shipping container, bulk, and Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) chartering, as well as ship ownership and operations for bulk, container, gas, and tanker freight transport

      845 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Shipping – Cruise & Passenger

      Companies involved in Cruise operation, logistics, supply chain and ferry transport of passengers

      338 companies
    • Marine and Maritime: Shipping – Workboats

      Companies in the workboat sector, catering to offshore wind operations, anchor handling, marine civil construction, aquaculture, dredging, and seagoing towing

      1322 companies

Marine and Maritime industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 2.1%, we expect that this sector could be worth £80.5bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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