Photographers invited to go coastal

Photographers throughout the country are invited to capture the beauty of the British Coastline in a competition organised by the British Ports Association.The competition is open to anyone, including members of the public and workers anywhere coastal in the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and also in Britain’s overseas territories.BPA is looking for submissions to capture attractive images, either of coastal activities and/or of ports ... [+]

Port workers are key workers too, says BPA chief

Port people are the UK’s hidden key workers and had played a vital role in keeping the country going during the covid crisis, British Ports Association chairman Martin Lawlor told the organisation’s annual general meeting, held by video link on 12 August. He praised the sector’s resilience and critical role it ... [+]

Port links under the microscope

The British Ports Association is hosting a Port Connectivity Summit this spring to focus attention on the how investment hinterland links can be prioritised. There will be speakers from across the port and shipping sectors and government. [+]

Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John Armitt, the Commission chairman said ... [+]

Planners suffer freight ‘freight blindness’ says infrastructure report

Government and local authorities are suffering from ‘freight blindness’ with little understanding of why and how to plan for the sector and leaving its needs of far down the priority list, says the National Infrastructure Commission’s interim report into the Future of Freight, published on 21 December. Planners are unable ... [+]

Ports fears rise as Brexit vote delayed

Following the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon (10 December) confirming that the Parliamentary vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement has been delayed, the British Ports Association’s chief executive, Richard Ballantyne says that many of the UK’s ports with EU trade and the wider logistics industry is becoming anxious to know ... [+]

Ports chief stands down

Port of Milford Haven chief executive Alec Don is leaving from his position and will also stand down as the British Ports Association chairman after eight years. and on good terms. BPA current deputy chairman and chief executive of the Port of Blyth Martin Lawlor, , will assume the chairmanship on ... [+]

Fox unveils export boosting plan

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox launched new Export Strategy aimed at increasing UK exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% on 21 August, including smarter and more tailored support to UK companies. It will encourage and inspire more businesses to export, as well as providing information, advice and practical ... [+]

Coastal shipping under scrutiny

The British Ports Association will be holding a short targeted seminar on Thursday 29 November to discuss coastal shipping in the UK with ports and operators. It will provide a platform for individual ports to highlight what they have been doing, and for shipping companies and freight operators to discuss their ... [+]

Consider coastal shipping, urges ports group

British Ports Association chief executive, Richard Ballantyne called for a new national freight strategy to include coastal shipping, at a Freight Transport Association Multimodal seminar on 3 May. He said: “We have been pressing Government to produce a new national ‘freight strategy’ covering all transport modes. Built into that could be ... [+]

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