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British Ports Chief Executive calls for new freight strategy alongside Government Industrial Strategy

Welcoming the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper today, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne called for a long overdue freight strategy to aid industrial growth. Mr Ballantyne also suggested that ports should be prioritised in the White Paper, with greater focus on transport connectivity and planning to stimulate national and regional development.

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.