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Ports manifesto

[ September 26, 2014   //   ]

The UK Major Ports Group is due to launch a Manifesto for the UK ports industry at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 29 September. Ports4Prosperity calls on the Government to work with the ports sector to support UK industry, pointing out that 95% of the nation’s trade in goods is moved by sea and that UK ports support 400,000 jobs and contribute over £21 billion to the economy every year. It then sets out five key ways government can help ports deliver more for the UK.