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BPA Comments on new 'Facilitated Customs Arrangement' and Policy Exchange Report on Post-Brexit Prospects for Ports

Responding to the report by the Policy Exchange on ‘Prospects for trade and Britain’s maritime ports’ and commenting on the Government’s Facilitated Customs Arrangement proposals the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne said

British Ports: Government’s post Brexit fisheries vision is still unclear following Fisheries White Paper; disappointing lack of focus on fishing ports and infrastructure

The British Ports Association has responded to the Government’s Fisheries White Paper, published today, which should have more focus on ports and infrastructure. These gateways are vital enablers of the Government’s post-Brexit vision however key concerns for the industry remain unanswered.

British ports call for infrastructure investment to match EU grants post-Brexit

As the European ports industry gathers in Rotterdam this week for the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Annual Conference, the British Ports Association has urged the UK Government to ensure that public transport and infrastructure funding are increased post-Brexit to help UK freight operators and ports compete.

Wholesale review of Marine Conservation Zones in port areas needed

Ahead of the expected third and final tranche of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designations in English waters, the British Ports Association has called on Environment Secretary Michael Gove to review the impact of all existing management measures on port operations and urgently examine the implications a specific designation which could lead to a ban on anchoring of commercial and recreational ships as well as fishing activities within a statutory harbour area.