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BPA critical of UK government’s Maritime and Ports Sector Report

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) December 27, 2017 – Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association (BPA), has commented that the BPA was disappointed that information it has provided has not been reflected in the government’s Maritime and Ports Sector Report.

The BPA has said that the Maritime and Ports Sector Report underestimates the operational impact of leaving the Customs Union on the sector. The UK Government should urgently reconsider the impacts on the ports industry, particularly the roll-on/roll-off ferry ports, which facilitate significant levels of UK trade with Europe.

The impact of leaving the Customs Union and Single Market could be congestion and delays, particularly for HGVs at Roll-on Roll-off ferry ports. This could add costs across the sector.

Source: British Ports Association

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