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Royal Yachting Association and British Ports Association Welcome Announcement of a New National Alcohol Awareness Campaign

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which is recognised as the representational voice for recreational boaters, and the British Ports Association (BPA), representing over 350 ports, harbours and piers around the UK’s coast, have joined forces to welcome a ministerial announcement of an alcohol awareness campaign.

BPA in Parliament: New PM Must Focus on Stability; Relentless Focus on Business Environment Needed; Warning on Open-Loop Scrubbers

The Chairman of the British Ports Association has called for a return to stability and a relentless focus on building a business environment that supports investment and skills. Martin Lawlor, BPA Chairman and Chief Executive of the Port of Blyth, spoke to an audience of MPs, Peers, and industry representatives at the House of Commons.

UK spending review must prioritise infrastructure funding to replicate EU mechanisms after Brexit

Ahead of this week’s gathering of Europe’s major port gateways at the European Sea Ports Organisation’s Annual Conference in Italy and terminal operators in Bremen for the Breakbulk expo, the British Ports Association has written to the UK’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, requesting that the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review considers how to replicate the EU’s schemes that provide investment for the transport and infrastructure network.

UK Ports watching IMO with apprehension this week

UK ports are watching developments at the International Maritime Organization closely this week as the Marine Environment Protection Committee meets to debate a number of key issues for global shipping, including eye-catching proposals for speed limits. Ports are on the front line of the effects of climate change and are already taking steps to adapt to increasingly common severe weather events and rising sea levels that have the potential to disrupt shipping and port operations.