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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The morning rush hour at London’s Bank tube station got off to a melodic start this morning when the Exmouth Shanty Men sang a selection of sea shanties to mark the start of London International Shipping Week (LISW).
The three-hour set, starting at 7am, was sponsored by Britain’s largest ports operator ABP, and was seen by over 73,000 people passing through the tube.

Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, said: "The capital hosts numerous prestigious events and exhibitions and we look forward to welcoming people from across the world for London International Shipping Week.

"Our city is a leading centre in the international shipping industry, with containers and ships that move across the globe relying on expertise from London's financial and professional services companies.

"This event is another sign that London is open for business and the perfect location for international events."Following their performance at Bank station, the Shanty Men embarked on a tour of various LISW events, including a reception at the Chinese Shipping Association.James Cooper, ABP’s Chief Executive, said: “The vital role of the UK’s ports and maritime sector not only to Britain’s past but for its future is not widely appreciated. The Shanty Men not only promote the start of LISW but highlight the central role our ports have always played in the UK’s economy.”

Further information about LISW17 can be found on the dedicated event website: or you can follow us on Twitter @LISW17. To find out how to register, please visit —Ends—

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