News

Global Business Innovation Programme Focus on Marine Robotics to Canada - closing date for applications 3rd August 2020

Innovate UK's Funded Global Business Innovation Programme Focus on Surface and Underwater Marine Rob...

Updates on research from Clean Inland Shipping Project CLINSH

CLINSH is a European consortium promoting clean inland waterway transport of which Marine South East...

Events

SeaBioComp Masterclass on large-scale 3D-printing of Biopolymers, 10th September 2020, webinar

The SeaBioComp Eurpopean project is inviting interested businesses to join the SeaBioComp Masterclas...

Marine South East to speak at Virtual Islands Summit, 10th September 2020, online

Marine South East will be one of a host of speakers presenting details of low-carbon energy systems ...

Port Masterplanning white paper published

ABPmer and the British Ports Association have published a white paper highlighting how masterplanning can contribute to genuine growth in coastal regions as well as help ports communicate their strategies and visions to stakeholders

Recognising the ports industry as an important economic driver, the paper intends to help local, regional and national planners become aware of the potential of masterplans.

The paper is part of a Port Futures programme led by the industry trade body, the British Ports Association (BPA) and marine consultancy ABPmer. Both see port masterplans and the process through which they are developed as an extremely useful way in which ports can shape and communicate their strategic plans by engaging with regional planners.

The paper highlights that port masterplanning deals directly with two of the most challenging issues facing the ports industry; first, understanding the nature of the rapid commercial, environmental, technical and social changes that are expected to hit economies over the coming decades. Second, responding appropriately to such changes. For the ports industry, these present big challenges and exciting opportunities. Successful ports will make the most coherent and strategic infrastructure and property investment.

Ports are critical to the UK economy, handling 95% of UK trade and directly employing over 115,000 people. These jobs and the economic activity generated by ports are also incredibly valuable to local communities.

The masterplanning process can help communicate the work ports are doing to engage with, and benefit, their local communities. Separately and recently the BPA has compiled some examples of community and stakeholder initiatives across UK ports. The BPA wants to signal that not only do ports act as national hubs and drive regional growth, they also strive to give back and support their local communities. This report is available at the following link:

https://www.britishports.org.uk/system/files/documents/bpa_community_report.pdf


Email icon Send this story to a colleague



Posted 2019-12-02 09:44:47

« Back to news