2018 BPA Conference Sponsors

Please find below a list of confirmed sponsors for this year’s BPA Conference.

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Gold Sponsor - Travelers

At Travelers, we understand the vital role ports play in the nation’s trade and industry and the unique risks and exposures these vital hubs must contend with. Our sector-focused team has years of experience in meeting the evolving insurance needs of the UK’s dynamic port industry. We offer package solutions for ports, terminals, harbour authorities and associated marine industries of any size in both the private and public sector. We are proud to support the UK’s marine sector in insuring over 220 businesses and providing them with expertise across underwriting, claims and risk management.

Gold Sponsor - RKH Specialty

RKH Specialty is an independent full-service insurance broker. We are the largest producer of direct premium to Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance market and handle over £2bn of premium annually.

Our London-based marine team provides bespoke solutions across the full range of marine risks working with the Lloyd’s, London and European markets. With a thriving Port Authority & Terminal practice and deep marine expertise, we can take on your most challenging risk portfolios.

Gold Sponsor - Rubb Buildings Ltd

Rubb Buildings Ltd has more than 40 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and constructing high quality, code compliant, fabric tensioned buildings and shelters.
Rubb buildings are a cost-effective alternative and sustainable solution to conventional structures, which are able to adapt to the changing requirements of the end user. Large clear spans and high translucent ceilings provide a bright, efficient working environment. Rubb storage warehouses are built to last but are fully relocatable or extendable to meet changing needs.

Silver Sponsor - Graham

GRAHAM are specialists in the innovative resolution of complex civil engineering challenges. Across bridges and roads, rivers and railways, our deep rooted expertise transforms the rural and urban landscapes where we operate. Whether it is easing commuter chaos or powering renewable energy, we consistently strive to make a difference so that our work delivers lasting impact to millions of people throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are proud of our record - a record that is continuously recognised by the industry’s leaders for its creativity, added-value engineering and, most importantly, integrity.

Silver Sponsor - Ramboll

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs more than 13,000 people with 300 offices in 35 countries, combining local experience with a global knowledgebase. Ramboll constantly strives to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Markets we work across: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting.

Silver Sponsor - Royal HaskoningDHV

At Royal HaskoningDHV, our maritime experts understand the economic realities of ports working within the physical environment to create lasting solutions.

We assist our clients in all phases of their maritime and transport projects: from trade and traffic forecasts, feasibility studies, design and execution through to maintenance.

We are using new technology and data analytics to help clients optimise existing assets, and we are establishing Smart Ports that meet the challenges of adopting sustainable initiatives and more efficient operations.

Silver Sponsor - VolkerStevin

VolkerStevin is a leading multi disciplinary contractor with a successful track record of delivering practical, innovative engineering solutions to the ports sector.

VolkerStevin forms part of VolkerWessels UK, an £850 million turnover group that brings together five business units to collaborate across multidisciplinary projects. Being part of VolkerWessels UK provides VolkerStevin with considerable financial stability as well as access to a wide range of technologies through its divisional businesses.

As part of VolkerWessels UK, one of the largest construction groups in Europe, VolkerStevin is able to draw on its considerable expertise across the wider industry to provide a full range of port infrastructure solutions, from single discipline to multi-disciplinary standalone projects and programmes of work.

Event Sponsor - TT Club

TT Club are sponsors of the Welcome Drinks Reception at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management.

For 50 years we have kept close to the Ports sector, in order to provide quality tailor-made insurance, packaging, liabilities (including employers liability), equipment, business interruption, port craft and property risks. Policyholder benefits include specialist underwriting, claims management, and loss prevention advice. We are here to service the ports industry rather than profit from it, get in touch.

Event Sponsor - WSP

WSP are sponsors of the Social Evening on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Wylam Brewery.

Global Maritime Expertise

WSP’s team of specialists is dedicated to the planning, design, and construction of port, marine infrastructure, and coastal facilities.

We deliver innovative, value-engineered outcomes that are built on decades of experience and a thorough understanding of the challenges and risks that dominate this multifaceted sector.

We are committed to incorporating sustainability into every phase of our projects. Our task is to help you, our clients, achieve your vision by serving as your strategic partner.

Event Sponsor - Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV are sponsors of the Drinks Reception on the evening of the Gala Dinner on Thursday 11 October 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, our maritime experts understand the economic realities of ports working within the physical environment to create lasting solutions.

We assist our clients in all phases of their maritime and transport projects: from trade and traffic forecasts, feasibility studies, design and execution through to maintenance.

We are using new technology and data analytics to help clients optimise existing assets, and we are establishing Smart Ports that meet the challenges of adopting sustainable initiatives and more efficient operations.

Event Sponsor - Travelers

Travelers are sponsors of the Gala Dinner at The Hilton Hotel Gateshead Newcastle on Thursday 11 October 2018.

At Travelers, we understand the vital role ports play in the nation’s trade and industry and the unique risks and exposures these vital hubs must contend with. Our sector-focused team has years of experience in meeting the evolving insurance needs of the UK’s dynamic port industry. We offer package solutions for ports, terminals, harbour authorities and associated marine industries of any size in both the private and public sector. We are proud to support the UK’s marine sector in insuring over 220 businesses and providing them with expertise across underwriting, claims and risk management.