The BPA Port Futures programme is a thought leadership platform for 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.
Typically we invite our Associate Members, who are usually organisations in the wider ports and maritime industries, to participate – more details about membership are here: www.britishports.org.uk/join
Our rolling programme of activity addresses 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 suggestions please contact Mark Simmonds at the BPA at: email@example.com
Finding Alternative Routes for Contaminated Sediments
Providing insight into alternative routes for disposing dredged material.
Contamination in ports, marinas and dry docks is becoming a prevailing issue for authorities and users
alike. All maritime owners and operators need to seek alternatives to disposal at sea for such
contaminated material. The question: What can be done to dispose of contaminated materials resulting from dredging activities?
This paper outlines a route for the treatment and disposal of material otherwise not suitable to go to sea
UK Port Infrastructure Project Pipeline Analysis Report
The objective of the report is to summarise the forecasted development and construction pipeline for port infrastructure projects in the UK.
Automation of Ships in Ports and Harbours
A research piece looking both at the business opportunities for Major and Minor Ports in the British Isles for the use of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (“MASS”), and at the trends, opportunities, and challenges of automation.
MOVE FORWARD: STEP BY STEP TOWARDS A DIGITAL PORT
A white paper produced by the Port of Rotterdam in association with the British Ports Association Port Futures programme.
“Digitisation is a significant contemporary trend. All ports and maritime companies are aware of the need for change. The question is: how and where to start?”
BPA and Currency UK Report: Ports and the Decline in Value of the Pound – What does this mean for UK physical trade and investment at UK ports?
The report explores contigencies of what may happen to the value of the British Pound, and the subsequent impact on trade and investment in our ports, based on the nature of Britain’s withdrawl from the European Union.
ABPmer x British Ports Association: PORT MASTERPLANNING – Planning for the Future
This white paper draws on the extensive experience that ABPmer has in helping to develop materplans for ABP’s facilities across the UK.
UK Ports: Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan
The paper sets out some dynamic options in which the UK ports industry could unite to lead and generate prosperity in the long term.
Reducing Emissions from Shipping in Ports: Examining the Barriers to Shore Power
This paper explores the barriers to Shore Power in Ports.
UK Power Networks Services
The Potential Impact of Autonomous and Ultra-Low Emission HGVS on the British RORO Port Market
This paper has been produced by MDS Transmodal. It sets out the results of modelling of the use of autonomous and ultra-low emission HGVs in the short sea RORO market between Great Britain and the European continental mainland and Ireland.
Mobile Coverage and Deployments in Ports
This report looks at how the digitalisation of ports will allow them to operate more autonomously and efficiently. For example, the report explores the role that 5G will play moving forward and the possibilities of private mobile networks for ports.