Port News

The BPA has developed this new Ports News section on our website to list news and media updates from our port members.

Stories from ports around the UK can be found below and we are also keen for members to send their press releases and media announcements to news@britishports.org.uk to be included.

Shoreham Port welcomes brave brighton marathon runners

Every year Shoreham Port looks forward to providing part of the route of the Brighton Marathon and carries out substantial preparations to ensure the Port is clean, tidy and safe for the many thousands of runners taking part.


This year was no different and the team were out inforce during the days running up to the marathon preparing the course. With almost 18,000 runners taking part the team were looking forward to another exciting event.


Amended master plan submitted for Milford Waterfront development

The Port of Milford Haven has submitted a revised master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council for its multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development.

The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015 and since then work has been ongoing to finalise the details for the five phases of development. A significant milestone has been achieved with regards to the location of the new access following approval from Welsh Government, enabling the listed building currently occupied by a vets practice to be retained.


The Port of Tyne has appointed Mark Stoner as Chief Financial Officer.

Mark joins the major UK port from his previous role as Group Finance Director at marketing services provider Communisis plc - having started his career with British Steel, before holding senior positions at Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group, Siemens Microelectronics, KPMG, and Atmel North Tyneside.

Harwich Haven Authority supports grass-roots initiatives across Essex and Suffolk with a new £75,000 a year community fund

Harwich Haven Authority today announce the opening of a new £75,000 community fund that will be managed on behalf of the Authority by both the Essex and Suffolk Community Foundations.

Each year the Authority will make available £50,000 to support educational, environmental, maritime and community initiatives in and around Harwich, Dovercourt and Suffolk locations along the Rivers Stour and Orwell. In addition the Authority will also invest £25,000 yearly into an Essex-based endowment fund.

Warrenpoint Port Masterplan


Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit.

The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.

Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes their 700th Rig

Port of Cromarty Firth has welcomed their 700th rig. The West Phoenix arrived on Sunday 8th April 2018 and is scheduled to stay for around 2 months whilst work is done on her thrusters.  The first rig to come into the Port was on the 15th February 1978, more than 40 years ago.


Port of Cromarty Firth is home to a number of world class companies with the ability to undertake rig inspection, repair and maintenance work. This and the Port’s sheltered deep waters make it one of Europe’s leading Ports for these activities.

Port of Milford Haven 2017 Annual Report highlights long term investment strategy’s role in managing impact of volatile LNG trade

2017 Annual Report highlights long term investment strategy's role in managing impact of volatile LNG trade

The Port of Milford Haven has published its 2017 Annual Report and Accounts. The report highlights how strategic long term investments have supported the growth of alternate business streams. It also demonstrates the role of diversification in stabilising financial performance during a period of extreme volatility in a core operation.


As an Eco Port, Shoreham Port is enthusiastic about developments and innovation within the green energy sector and therefore always eager to support local initiatives and projects that aim to develop new ideas. When the Port were contacted by a team of enthusiastic mechanical engineers from Sussex University who have recently been developing a wind powered vehicle as part of their degree studies, the team were keen to learn more about how they could help.

Shoreham Port fund much needed bus shelters

Shoreham Port has a well-established Corporate Social Responsibility group which meets once a month to discuss donation requests, projects in the community and other ways the Port can benefit its valued stakeholders.

Most recently the Port funded the construction of two new bus shelters along the A259 to ensure that local residents are protected from the elements along an extremely exposed stretch of the road whilst waiting for a bus.