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Ports ponder the future

[ February 14, 2018   //   ]

The British Ports Association has unveiled a new project to examine emerging threats to and opportunities for the sector.
The Horizon programme will address key issues for ports over the next 50 years, including infrastructure and skills, grouped around four key drivers – technology and automation; climate change and the environment; politics, regulation and the law; and social and economic change.

Drawing in experts from industry and academia, the outcome will be a rolling programme of recommendations for Government, feeding into initiatives such as Maritime 2050 and the Industrial Strategy.
BPA policy manager Mark Simmonds, said the aim would be to focus minds across industry and government on key long-term challenges, such as what port infrastructure will be needed to accommodate the vessels of the future, or possibly autonomous vessels.

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