Shipping and ports
An overview of what we do in relation to maritime is available by reading 'An introduction to maritime'.
This section provides information for the shipping industry on the environment and on safety. Additional information is provided specifically for the UK shipping industry.
This section contains documents relating to a national standard for port marine safety, decision letters and reports of public inquires, good practice advice for all trust ports in the UK and port environmental information pages.
An introduction to the Department for Transport's range of responsibilities covering the maritime industry.
- 26 January 2007
Information about the structure and coordination of search and rescue in the UK.
Email contacts for the Shipping and Ports department.
- 10 July 2003
- Last update:
- 23 March 2009
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.