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Secretary of State for International Trade highlights opportunities for ports in facilitating trade and driving the UK economy

The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP, last night (12 September 2018) welcomed over 200 senior port executives, MPs, Peers and industry representatives to the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the UK ports industry and its contribution to and role in our trading economy, at a reception organised by the British Ports Association.

British Ports Association to look at opportunities and challenges for coastal shipping

The British Ports Association (BPA) will be holding a short targeted seminar on Thursday 29 November to discuss coastal shipping in the UK with ports and operators. In comparison with other transport modes, shipping is an efficient and environmentally sustainable option. Utilising the UK’s hundreds of ports in supporting more coastal shipping has the potential to improve connectivity between regions.

British Ports Association comments on likelihood of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Following the publication of separate research by Maritime UK and the Institute of Directors which found that many business leaders think that a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome is now likely, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne has called for renewed emphasis on cross border trade facilitation.