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BPA Briefing #6

Following the Prime Minister’s speech on the Government’s objectives for the Brexit negotiations, the debate on what the UK’s future trade and customs policy will look like. The BPA is looking forward to disucssing options which will enable the swift facilitation of goods and passeger and will be seeking to understand the details of ithe Government’s post-Brexit vision and how customs and other procedures at ports might be affected.

Herald article - Scottish port industry's ambitions for wider economy.

The Herald newspaper has published a special supplement feature on the ambitions of the Scottish ports industry.

In an interview in the feature the BPA’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, profiles the Scottish ports industry and explores the sector’s current challenges and oportunities.

Click the link below to read the feature.

BPA responds to PM's "Brexit" Speech

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech this week, the British Ports Association’ Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said: “The Brexit vote and Theresa May’s speech yesterday prompts a wider debate as to what the UK’s future trade and customs policy will be. We look forward to holding discussions with the government to understand its post Brexit vision and how customs procedures might be best managed at ports…”

New Year's Honours

Congratulations go to the Port of Wells Harbour Master, Robert Smith, the Bristol Port Company’s Managing Director David Ord and Don Cockrill of the UK Maritime Pilots Association for their very well-deserved recognition in the New Year’s Honours list: