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Tim Reardon

Policy Director, UK Chamber of Shipping

Tim Reardon oversees the Chamber of Shipping’s work on behalf of cruise and ferry operators in the UK market.  He specialises in matters relating to border controls, and is leading the shipping industry’s work in relation to the potential imposition of customs and port health controls, post-Brexit, on traffic between Britain and the Continent/Ireland.  With twenty years’ experience of supporting the cruise and ferry sectors, he also leads the Chamber’s work on the regulatory framework for the carriage of passengers, on board services, and port access. 

He led the Chamber’s work in relation to the Scottish Independence referendum in 2014, and now manages the Chamber’s relations with the Scottish Government.  Until recently, he also led the Chamber’s work on tonnage tax and on the wider framework of EU State Aid rules.

A historian in his spare time, he has recently written a short book on the Chamber of Shipping’s role in the First World War, to mark the centenary of that conflict.