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19 February 2020

BPA welcomes new UK Maritime Minister

The British Port Association (BPA) has welcomed the confirmation that Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, will become the new UK Maritime Minister.

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10 February 2020

BPA calls for UK freeport revolution

The British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the UK government to not limit its freeport plan to 10 ports, insisting that all the UK's 125 cargo-handling ports should be given the opportunity to become freeports.

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6 February 2020

UK to develop Most Favoured Nation tariff

As part of a new approach following the UK’s exit from the EU the government is developing a new ‘UK Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff’ which will enter into force on 1 January 2021.

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30 January 2020

What is a free port?

A free port or free zone is a specifically designated area where tariffs on imports are either substantially cut or waived in the hope of stimulating economic growth and trade.

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29 November 2019

BPA & UKMPG outline Brexit and election maritime priorities

With the UK in full swing of general election campaigning two port interest groups, UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) and the British Ports Association (BPA), have voiced their expectations and views of political offerings towards the UK’s maritime industry.

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8 October 2019 Digital

Liverpool to Drive UK Exports Post-Brexit

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) could provide a major boost to the UK’s economic prospects post-Brexit, according to a major new report from Mersey Maritime, Maritime UK and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

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1 October 2019 Digital

Peel Ports Receives Government Brexit Funding

The ports of Liverpool, Heysham and Sheerness (London Medway) have secured funding to enhance measures to improve resilience ahead of the UK’s expected departure from the EU on 31 October.

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11 September 2019 Digital

Report: Maritime Worth $57 Billion to UK

A new report commissioned by Maritime UK and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), shows that the maritime sector is worth almost US$57 billion to the UK economy, making it larger than many other comparable transportation industries, including rail and aerospace.

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9 September 2019 Digital

UK Govt Renews Maritime Commitment

Nusrat Ghani MP, the UK’s Maritime Minister, has emphasized the importance of shipping to the British economy, describing it as the “lifeblood of global trade” ahead of the launch of London International Shipping Week.

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