The new Ports Good Governance Guidance has been published by the UK Department for Transport on March 5, 2018.
The Guidance focuses on corporate governance for statutory harbour authorities in England and Wales, and includes sections relevant to all types of harbour authorities – with detailed guidelines for trust and local authority owned ports.
Read the “Brexit’s Impact on Customs Regulation” technical paper for more information on the UK's position with the EU Customs Union
Sara Walsh, Corporate Services Manager at the British Ports Association said: “We welcome the Department for Transport’s new approach to developing good governance guidelines that are applicable to all types or ports, whether it is a private, trust port or a local authority owned port.
“The Guidance is not a statutory document and does not make any unworkable legal requirements on ports.
“It is important that the document remains advisory and the aim is that this final version proves to be useful for all type and size of organizations that own or manage harbour and port facilities.”