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British Ports Association calls for funding commitments to deliver on welcome first steps on port connectivity

The BPA has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Port Connectivity Study; ‘Transport Infrastructure for our global future’, but suggested that investment guarantees, support and guidance for local planners and a new overarching freight strategy would be needed for Government to deliver on many of the report’s recommendations.

New starter at the BPA

The British Ports Association has a new member of the team, Shenaz Bussawon, who started with us this week in the role of Personal Assistant and Office Manager. Shenaz will be helping us organise our events and will also be looking after much of the BPA’s finances, website, communications and general administration so you will no doubt start to see messages from her. Prior to the BPA, Shenaz had worked within the retail wholesale sector as PA, office manager and wholesales assistant within various footwear brands. She is very much looking forward to meeting members, attending our Annual Lunch later this month and learning about the ports industry.

British Ports Association outlines post Brexit border challenges to Barnier and Tusk

As the European Council’s negotiating guidelines were released today the British Ports Association has written to the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and the European Council President Donald Tusk to warn that a free trade agreement on goods could still lead to major disruption at certain European ports.