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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.

British ports welcome new Ports Good Governance Guidance

The UK Department for Transport have today published the new Ports Good Governance Guidance. The Guidance is focussed on corporate governance for all statutory harbour authorities in England and (currently until policy is devolved) Wales. It includes sections relevant to all types of statutory harbour authorities with specific detailed guidance for trusts ports and local authority owned ports.