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New EU port rules will bite, despite Brexit

[ March 27, 2017   //   ]

The British Ports Association has described the EU Port Services Regulation, which finally came into force on 27 March as “unnecessary and unwelcome”. It sets out a framework for port services covering mooring, towage, bunkering and waste as well as financial transparency arrangements for ports on the EU TEN-T Core and Comprehensive networks. BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne also warned, that, as the regulation will be effective in two years, the requirements are expected to be implemented into UK law before Brexit.