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British Ports calls for leadership from the shipping industry on safety issues

Following reports of a number of instances around the presence of defective pilot ladders on visiting ships and the regular use of dangerously weighted heaving lines by some vessels at UK ports, the British Ports Association has called on the international shipping community to face up to these ongoing safety issues.

Economic value of UK ports industry highlighted in a series of info graphics ahead of this year’s British Ports Association Annual Conference

The British Ports Association have produced a series of promotional info graphics which highlight the importance of ports to the UK’s economy. The cards use recent UK Port Freight Statistics released by the Department for Transport, and an economic impact study data produced for sector umbrella group Maritime UK to highlight the value of the UK ports industry.