UK Ports Business News

August 6, 2018

Forth Ports holds naming ceremony for new River Forth based tug and pilot boat

Forth Ports holds naming ceremony for multi-million pound River Forth based tug and pilot boat Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest port group, has today (27 […]

October 9, 2018

UK’s Autonomous Shipping Industry Gets a Boost

UK’s Autonomous Shipping Industry Gets a Boost The autonomous and smart shipping industry in the UK is set to receive a boost with the recently unveiled […]
October 8, 2018

ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain

 Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International (MTI), […]
October 8, 2018

New Research from Arup Report on Ports and Air Quality

New Research from Arup Report on Ports and Air Quality The UK Major Ports Group (“UKMPG”), the body representing the global gateway ports for 75% of […]
October 8, 2018

Economic value of UK ports industry highlighted in a series of info graphics ahead of this year’s BPA Annual Conference

UKports handle 95% of all UK trade Over 101,000 people are directly employed by the ports industry Over £1.7bn privately financed port infrastructure projects in the pipeline […]
October 8, 2018

The BPA reports on the Conservative Conference in Birmingham: ‘Chuck Chequers, Boris and an upbeat PM…’

The British Ports Association is attending the Party Conferences this year and this week Policy Manager and political specialist, Mark Simmonds, has been with the Conservative […]
October 8, 2018

BPA Dispatches from Labour Party Conference 2018

The BPA are attending Party Conferences this year and Policy Manager Mark Simmonds was with Labour in Liverpool this week following the developments. Talk of a second […]
October 8, 2018

Labour conference sees free port opposition

There was strong opposition to free ports during the Labour Party Conference near the end of September, with the concept being described as “job-destroying”. That’s according […]
October 8, 2018

Treasury minister ‘excited’ at prospect of free ports on the Humber

Article from Grimsby Live 4 October 2018: Parliamentary correspondent Patrick Daly reports from the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham where Brexit and ports were the big […]
October 8, 2018

New owner to take helm at Forth Ports

Forth Ports, which operates Scottish ports including Leith, Grangemouth and Dundee, is to change hands in a transaction that will see a Canadian pension fund manager […]