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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.

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.