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30 March 2020

What does a lockdown mean for ports?

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing the world to lock down, with several advanced nations either substantially or entirely limiting the movement of people and goods - but how does a national lockdown affect ports and terminals?

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18 March 2020

UK ports urge government to keep trade flowing during COVID-19 fightback

The British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the UK government to ensure ports remain open and that its measures to fight the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic do not hinder the movement of trade. In a statement, BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne responded to the government’s Emergency Bill saying that keeping trade avenues open should be […]

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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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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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19 November 2019 Digital

Port of Southampton Invests In Quayside

The Port of Southampton has announced that it has begun a further phase of planned investment to maximise quayside space to ensure the world’s largest ships can continue to call at the Southampton port.

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25 October 2019 Digital

Deadly Container Could Have Been Used Multiple Times

There are fears that the refrigerated (reefer) container in which 39 people were found dead may have been used to smuggle more people into the UK after GPS data showed the lorry it was attached to had crossed the English Channel several times before the discovery of the bodies on Wednesday.

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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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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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