UK Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill MP has formally opened the first phase of the new Maritime Knowledge Hub in Wirral. Operated jointly by sector development organisation Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University, the new facility will be a global centre of excellence within the UK, generating knowledge-led growth and innovation.
The Hub is being driven by a partnership which includes Mersey Maritime, Liverpool John Moores University, Wirral Council and Peel Group and is supported by the LCR Local Enterprise Partnership.
Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill said: “I am delighted to have opened the first phase of this new state-of-the-art hub which will help create skilled maritime jobs on Merseyside. This partnership between private, public and academic organisations is key to ensuring that our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs are ready to succeed. Merseyside has a rich maritime history and the future is looking bright thanks to major projects such as the Maritime Knowledge Hub and the deep water container terminal Liverpool2 at the Port of Liverpool. The Government will continue to offer its full support to the maritime industry, a sector which is vitally important to the UK economy.”