Port Futures

The BPA Port Futures programme is a thought leadership platform for our members and wider industry. We are keen to work with companies and specialists working at the cutting edge in their area of maritime expertise to challenge, provoke and inform.

This might take the form of articles or short reports to infographics or videos to examine emerging trends and innovative new ideas in the ports and shipping industries which will lead to short and longer term changes in the ports industry. We work with members in jointly publishing work and promoting it both with our members but also in the media.

Typically we invite our Associate Members, who are usually organisations in the wider ports and maritime industries, to participate – more details about membership are here: www.britishports.org.uk/join  

Our rolling programme of activity addresses key issues for ports over the short, medium and long term future, including technology, infrastructure and skills, as well as potential opportunities for and challenges to British ports that these issues present.

If you are interested or have any suggestions please contact Mark Simmonds at the BPA at: mark.simmonds@britishports.org.uk