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BPA welcomes completion of European PORTOPIA port performance project

The British Ports Association today joined port representatives from across Europe at a special conference to mark the completion of the European Sea Ports Organisation’s PORTOPIA project. Hosted in Brussels, the event was an opportunity for PORTOPIA’s coordinators and participating ports to reflect on project’s four year transition and consider the next steps for the port performance initiative.

BPA hosts Port Marine Safety Code seminar for duty holders

The British Ports Association today hosted a briefing seminar on the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC), specially designed for port duty holders. The BPA has responded to Government calls for industry to promote and champion PMSC compliance and to help port and harbour duty holders understand their roles and responsibilities.

Ports industry urges Brexit negotiation agreement on a mutually beneficial trade facilitation strategy

Ahead of this week’s EU Council summit the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, urged the UK Government and the EU to find a creative and sensible Brexit solution to the challenges facing roll-on roll-off ferry ports and operators.