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The UK ports industry plays a key role in the country’s economy as 95% of the UK’s international trade – imports and exports – is carried through British ports, handling 500 million tonnes of freight and 60 million passengers each year. 

The British Ports Association represents the interests of over 100 port members, covering more than 400 ports, terminal operators and port facilities. This page contains the latest news and reaction from the BPA on topical issues. Please use the contacts listed below for interview and comment requests as well as further background information.


Media Contacts

Mark Simmonds – Director of Policy & External Affairs
Phone, SMS, Whatsapp: 07387090955 (inc. out of hours)
Mark is the main liaison for enquiries

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BPA Webinar #1

BPA Introduction to the Procurement Act 2023

This session will be covering the Procurement Act 2023 that went live in October 2023. Learning & development training on the Act is being provided free of charge by the Cabinet Office to all organisations impacted by the Act, including all utilities. Engagement and enrolments on the training is being co-ordinated on behalf of the Cabinet Office by Single Points of Contact (SPOC). Pam Brown is the SPOC for utilities and will be hosting a webinar to provide information to all interested parties. This is the biggest change to UK Procurement Legislation in a number of years, make sure you are up to speed and ready for October 2024.

Click the link below to view:

Introduction to the Procurement Act 2023