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UK spending review must prioritise infrastructure funding to replicate EU mechanisms after Brexit

Ahead of this week’s gathering of Europe’s major port gateways at the European Sea Ports Organisation’s Annual Conference in Italy and terminal operators in Bremen for the Breakbulk expo, the British Ports Association has written to the UK’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, requesting that the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review considers how to replicate the EU’s schemes that provide investment for the transport and infrastructure network.

UK Ports watching IMO with apprehension this week

• Ahead of discussions at the MEPC 74, the British Ports Association warns that IMO must maintain a relentless focus on long term measures that will have the biggest impact and not be distracted by gimmicks or convenient short term ‘solutions’ that delay meaningful action • Ultimate prize is near zero emission shipping, which means radically speeding up development and adoption of clean fuels

British Ports calling for transport funding and national and regional strategic freight integration following NIC Report

The British Ports Association welcomes the focus on freight transport recommend by the National Infrastructure Commission but it suggests more investment in network capabilities and port connectivity is key to establishing better efficiencies. The quality of the transport network is critical for efficient freight movement and business growth.