Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group – the trade body for the UK’s largest port operators – commented on his appointment to the Government’s Freeports Advisory Panel:
“UKMPG is delighted to join the Government’s Freeports Advisory Panel.
Free Ports are a potentially transformational opportunity for locations with the right conditions and strong local support. They have proved to be successful in stimulating investment and jobs in a range of locations around the world.
We welcome the Government’s call for free port proposals. It’s the right thing to do to open the opportunity to all and let the strongest bids come through.
It’s an exciting project to be part of and UKMPG looks forward to its role on the Panel alongside our work improving conditions for development more generally to boost investment, jobs and prosperity in coastal communities.”
Source: UKPMG 2 August 2019