The British Ports Association (BPA) issued an economic recovery plan for the government, which highlights the important role ports have in the UK’s healing from the deepest economic condition.
British Ports Association
The British Ports Association published new data according to which 36% of UK ports feel confident about their business outlook over the next 12 months and 86% reported either substantial or severe impacts on shipping and customer activities
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.
The British Government announced the implementation of an Emergency Bill to deal the with the COVID-19 pandemic; Now, the British Ports Association replied that keeping the UK’s global gateways open for trade should be a priority.
In light of the coronavirus situation, the British Ports Association (BPA) conducted a letter in which requested additional support from Port Health authorities, in order to avoid the spread of the disease.
The British Ports Association is calling for additional funding and support to be provided to UK local authority officials to prepare the country’s borders amid the coronavirus outbreak that shook the industry.
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.
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.
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.
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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