The Port of Tyne has announced it will become the first UK port to join the Connected Ports Partnership a collaboration between several major operators and ports, including Rotterdam, Los Angeles and Hamburg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British and Dutch maritime leaders to meet as UK leaves the EU
Brexit will continue to dominate in 2020 but it is sustainability will rise to the top of the political agenda over the next decade and is an issue that affects all ports, according to the British Ports Association (BPA).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.