The Welsh Ports Group

Coordinated by the British Ports Association and the UK Major Ports Group, the Welsh Ports Group is a sub-committee that discusses and manages all business and developments that may affect Welsh ports.

The Welsh Ports Group is the only forum representing the views of this important sector and regularly holds meetings with the Welsh Government and key decision makers across the planning, transport and maritime sectors.

The members that make up the Welsh Ports group are:

  • Conwy Harbour
  • Port of Fishguard
  • Holyhead port
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Port of Milford haven
  • Port of Mostyn
  • Neath Port Authority
  • Newport Harbour
  • Saundersfoot Harbour
  • ABP Cardiff
  • ABP Port Talbot
  • ABP Swansea
  • ABP Newport
  • ABP Barry

The group is chaired by Callum Couper from Associated British Ports and meet regularly with government to discuss Welsh port issues.

To contact the group please email or call 020 7260 1780.

Each year the Welsh Ports Industry handles:

  • 10% of UK freight – around 54m tonnes, (including high volumes of ferry traffic, oil and gas, container, steel, biomass and bulk cargo as well as other offshore renewable cargoes).
  • Over 2.8 million passenger journeys
  • Providing vital facilities for cruise ships, marine and leisure activities and the fishing industry.
  • Welsh ports also account for approximately 1.2% of Welsh GVA, (around £560 million).
  • And support almost 11,000 jobs and help to sustain other vital parts of the economy.