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Resilient ports look for recovery

[ April 27, 2021   //   ]

Incoming British Ports Association chair Neil Glendinning praised the industry’s resilience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic at a time when others  were scaling back operations.

He added that while the last twelve months have been difficult, the next twelve months present an opportunity for the sector to pursue a recovery effort that prioritises decarbonisation and a robust logistical network capable of dealing with such unforeseen events.

UK Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP joined part of the online AGM and briefing session to outline the key challenges and opportunities facing the maritime sector, and how government policy can support this. He also answered questions submitted by members of the BPA. He  commented: “I am proud of the progress taken by the ports industry on the priorities as set out in our Maritime 2050 strategy. Our ports play a critical role in ensuring goods such as food and medicines, continue to flow into the country regardless of any challenges faced.”

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