British Ports Association chooses new chairman

Port of Milford Haven chief executive Alec Don has been elected chairman of the British Ports Association for a two year term. He takes over from Rodney Lunn, chief executive at the Port of Shoreham. [+]

Ports seek Brexit funding guarantee

The British Ports Association has written to the Prime Minister calling for funding guarantees for any new border facilities and digital infrastructure, which may be needed after the UK leaves the European Union. Ports with EU traffic will need to provide new facilities and digital infrastructure for government officials to ... [+]

Port health could be major threat to post-Brexit supply chain

The British Ports Association (BPA) has warned that without agreements on cross-border environmental health standards there could be major disruption at UK and EU ports. It follows publication of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on ‘Brexit: Trade in Food’ on 18 February ( The report suggested that changes in ... [+]

Ports ponder the future

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; ... [+]

French security cash welcome

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the plans for an additional £44.5 million to be spent on strengthening security at Calais and other French ports, announced by the UK and Frwench governments yesterday (18 January). The money will be used for fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other ... [+]

Ports chief calls for freight strategy

British Ports Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne has called for a new freight strategy alongside the Government’s Industrial Strategy announced in late November. He called for a long overdue freight strategy to aid industrial growth and also suggested that ports should be prioritised in the White Paper, with greater focus on transport ... [+]

Ferry port operators raise Brexit concerns

British Ports Association ferry port operators met with the junior Department for Exiting the EU Minister Robin Walker MP on 14 November to outline the implications and challenges which may arise when the UK leaves the EU, including customs and other bureaucratic documentation BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne said: “We were ... [+]

Non-tariff barriers are the big Brexit headache, says ports group

There has been much attention on agreeing a free trade deal with the EU but it is important not to overlook potentially more costly disruption created from non-tariff barriers at the border, said the British Port Association (BPA) in its autumn briefing. It said: “So far the issues of trade facilitation ... [+]

Brexit must not lead to red tape, say ports

The British Ports Association has urged the Government to ensure that Brexit will not result in extra red tape and bureaucracy at the UK’sborders Chairman Rodney Lunn today said: “Anyone who has witnessed the disruption recently to cross Channel services as a result of border control issues will see how important ... [+]

Minister promises cash for storm-hit ports

Transport Minster Stephen Hammond announced a £2 million fund to help smaller ports recover from the winter storms, at a British Ports Association lunch on 3 April. The BPA will be contacting all eligible ports with details and application forms shortly, he said. These will then be assessed by an ... [+]

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