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UK needs post-Brexit stability, says ports chief

[ June 5, 2019   //   ]

Chairman of the British Ports Association, and chief executive of the Port of Blyth, Martin Lawlor has called for a return to stability and “a relentless focus on building” a business environment that supports investment and skills.

Addressing the BPA’s annual UK parliamentary reception at the House of Commons on 4 June, he declared: “The British Ports Association would now like to see a return to stability. Soon the country will have a new leader, and we hope Brexit will be resolved soon after that. We must then have a relentless focus on ensuring that the business environment is one where businesses can invest and grow, with access to the skills they need.”

As shipping is the most efficient way to move freight, he would explore how moving freight by water can help the UK meet its climate change targets, whilst at the same time supporting coastal prosperity.