A landmark film showcasing the ambition and vision of Cornwall’s £1billion per annum Marine sector in general and the Port of Falmouth in particular has been released by Cornwall Marine Network, together with Maritime UK.
“Port of Falmouth: Blue and Green Technology leading Cornwall’s Coastal Revolution” highlights the remarkable ongoing achievements of marine businesses in Cornwall, as the global G7 spotlight falls on the region this week.
Timed to coincide with the arrival of world leaders and international media for the G7 Summit, the film focuses on the Port of Falmouth as the beating heart of the local marine economy – and home to more than 40 per cent of Cornish maritime businesses.
With global shipping and naval services, luxury boat builders, innovative marine technology and renewable energy projects all based in the port – which sits within the world’s third deepest natural harbour – Falmouth is increasingly becoming known as a global centre for blue and green technology.
The film captures maritime leisure and industry happily coexisting amidst Falmouth’s beautiful and vibrant coastal setting, showcasing world-class businesses including A&P Falmouth, Falmouth Harbour Commission, Waves4Power, Cockwells, Workfloat, KML, Feritech Global, Tugdock, Rustler Yachts, Mylor Yacht Harbour and HydroWing.
Paul Wickes MBE, CEO of Cornwall Marine Network, said: “With the Port of Falmouth poised to become a prime hub for the floating offshore wind sector, this film marks an important moment in time. It’s our way of acknowledging what we’ve inherited from past generations – resources and knowledge which we are now driving forward into the UK’s international maritime future.”
Cornwall Marine Network is a not-for-profit membership organisation which is jointly owned by 400 unique Cornish marine businesses; CMN’s core mission is to support local businesses to grow and give the Cornish marine sector a collective voice and to help it compete at the highest level.
CMN has worked closely with Maritime UK – the collective organisation for maritime interests nationwide – as well as Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Cornwall Development Company, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and the Falmouth Town Team to produce this film, which is available to view online at