BPA Annual Lunch 2019

  • Date:
    30 April 2019

This years’ Annual Lunch was held on Tuesday 30 April at the Drapers’ Hall in London. We had a record number of 300 people attend the event had speeches from Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP and BPA Chairman Martin Lawlor. 

Annual Lunch Sponsor

Royal HaskoningDHV sponsored our 2019 BPA Annual lunch which was set in the majestic Drapers Hall in central London.

2019 is also for Royal HaskoningDHV the launch of their Smart Port Team. Smart ports embrace technology at every stage, from the design and maintenance of structures and assets, to ensuring smooth performance, energy efficiency and minimal downtime.

Royal HaskoningDHV are integrating their Smart Port concepts into their master planning projects; recognising the synergies between infrastructure design, port operating models and the use of technology. We know that ports are operating in the context of the global trends of digitalisation, electrification and automation whilst trying to achieve the required short-term return on investment.

Royal HaskoningDHV understand that ports and terminals will not be able to make the investment from their status quo to a Smart Port overnight. Their integrated approach to Smart Ports and master planning identifies the many small steps that come together to create a unique application of a Smart Port in each location.

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Drinks Reception Sponsor

TT Club is a mutual insurer in operation for over 50 years specialising in port authorities, terminal operators, stevedores, freight forwarders, logistics operators and container owners and operators.

TT Club continue to focus on their added value proposition which aims to not only offer the best insurance service available but additionally place them as an integral part of the industries they serve. TT Club look to achieve this end by supporting their members with loss prevention materials & insights, bespoke training and seminars. A big part of this work is engaging with industry bodies such as HSE, BPA, PSS, ICHCA and the IMO.

TT Club offer liability covers for the aforementioned risks, including employer’s liability in the UK, as well as property, handling equipment, carry equipment, associated business interruption.

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