UK Major Ports Group welcomes Secretary of State taking maritime responsibility
Commenting on Transport Secretary of State Anne-Marie Trevelyan taking on responsibility for maritime matters Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group, said
“It’s welcome to see that the vital role of maritime has been recognised by it forming part of the Secretary of State’s own portfolio. The Secretary of State understandably has a lot in her in tray so we hope that maritime and ports get the share of attention they deserve.
There are huge opportunities for ports to contribute to a renewed sustainable growth agenda for the UK. Ports need the Government to play an enabling role to maximise the potential of the sector, through for example setting pro-investment development rules, capturing more UK value from offshore renewable energy and coinvesting in green infrastructure.
The UK’s major ports look forward to working with the Secretary of State to deliver more investment, growth and jobs both through her own department and championing the sector across Whitehall.”