Port Futures

Port Futures: Thought Leadership in the Ports Sector

The BPA Port Futures programme is a thought leadership platform our members and wider industry. We are keen to work with companies and specialists working at the cutting edge in their area of maritime expertise to challenge, provoke and inform. This might take the form of articles or short reports to infographics or videos to examine emerging trends and innovative new ideas in the ports and shipping industries which will lead to short and longer term changes in the ports industry. We work with members in jointly publishing work and promoting it both with our members but also in the media.

We are excited to be working on a number of current pieces of work over the summer. This rolling programme of activity will address key issues for ports over the short, medium and long term future, including technology, infrastructure and skills, as well as potential opportunities for and challenges to British ports that these issues present

If you are interested or have any sugguestions please contact Mark Simmonds at the BPA at: mark.simmonds@britishports.org.uk

UK Port Infrastructure Project Pipeline

Moffatt & Nichol is a global infrastructure advisory firm, specialising in projects where land meets water. With two offices in the UK, Moffatt & Nichol were well placed to support BPA in providing a snapshot of the construction pipeline.

Setfords London Automation of ships in ports and harbours for the British Ports Association

The Port Futures Programme was launched by the British Ports Association in 2018 to examine global emerging trends in the ports and shipping industries.

British Ports Association and Port of Rotterdam launch smart ports paper

The British Ports Association is launching a new joint smart ports paper with the Port of Rotterdam examining port digitalisation.
The paper is part of the BPA Port Futures programme. Port Futures is a thought leadership programme where the BPA teams up with industry partners, innovators and experts on exciting topics.