18 May 2017
Commenting on the Conservative Party’s General Election Manifesto, published today, the British Ports Association Policy Manager, Mark Simmonds, said:
17 May 2017
Commenting on today’s news that the European Commission had formally adopted the new General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) on state aids, the British Ports Association Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne warned against the distortion of competitive port markets with major public subsidies.
11 May 2017
Commenting on today’s leaked draft of the Labour Party’s General Election Manifesto, the British Ports Association Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne welcomed the proposals to increase trade and attention on port development.
10 May 2017
On the 9th May the BPA held a briefing seminar for Local Authority Ports Duty Holders in Exeter.
9 May 2017
British Ports Association Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne warned against an approach which could disrupt cross Channel trade
25 April 2017
BPA Chairman calls for trade facilitation, development and connectivity to be central to Government’s post Brexit trade and transport strategies
25 April 2017
Responding to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s report ‘Marine Protected Areas Revisited’, the British Ports Association’s Policy Manager Mark Simmonds expressed the BPA’s dissapointment with the report.
18 April 2017
The Welsh Government have launched a £2 million Port Development Fund.
29 March 2017
Responding to the UK Government’s Article 50 notification the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne today called for trade facilitation to be the central pillar of the Brexit agreement.
24 March 2017
BPA Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne today commented on the EU PSR implementation.