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Snapshot of UK shipping disruption amid COVID-19

Following COVID-19’s impact on the shipping industry, the British Ports Association has been in close contact with the government, assessing the impacts, providing a summary of which sectors have been mostly affected.

BPA sets election priorities for UK ports

In light of the upcoming elections in the UK and the feeling of uncertainty, the British ports Association launched its six key policy priorities for the 2019 UK General Election, paying attention to a swift to Brexit, safety, planning, connectivity, making the most of UK maritime, and fisheries.

Masterplanning is crucial for ports’ development

The British ports Association along with ABPmer issued a white paper highlighting the importance of masterplanning to the development of coastal regions, as well as improve ports’ communication through their strategies and visions with stakeholders.

BPA opposes to ‘Two borders for four years’ plan

The British prime Minister, Boris Johnson, proposed the ‘two borders for four years’ Brexit plan, which meas that there will be a regulatory border between the UK and northern Ireland for four years; The BPA opposed to this proposal, adding that the most ideal plan would be based on no customs or regulatory checks at all.

16 UK ports receive £10 million for Brexit preparation

The Department of Transport announced the sixteen ports in England that will receive a multimillion-pound funding pot to boost their preparations for Brexit. The £10 million Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition offers up to £1 million to each port.

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