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Ports set out their priorities

[ March 4, 2020   //   ]

The British Ports Association (BPA) has published an agenda outlining the industry’s requests of government for the coming years.

The BPA’s 2020 New Government Briefing outlines how industry and government can work in partnership to deliver for ports and the leading issues that the UK ports industry is currently facing.

They include an inclusive freeports strategy, priority funding of road and rail connections to ports, a streamlined planning and consenting regime for ports and reinforcement of UK content rules for offshore wind developments

BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne, said: “The next five years are pivotal for ports as this parliamentary term represents a real moment of opportunity to re-charge the sector. Ports are at the heart of the infrastructure that allows Britain to remain outward facing and trade as a global player on the world stage. This briefing paper offers Government an agenda to strengthen key policy areas, allowing the ports industry to grow stronger than ever.”