Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

British ports call for joined up freight strategy

The UK Major Ports Group, the body that speaks for the ports accounting for 75% of UK trade, has called for an integrated freight strategy for the UK to boost trade

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Good connectivity - road, rail and digital - for ports is critical to being a confident, independent nation on the global trade stage, says UKMPG, with a nod to Brexit.

In responding to the UK Government’s consultation on the next phase of England’s road strategy, UKMPG says there must be a cohesive strategy across transport modes for the key freight transport corridors.

Only by doing so will the UK capture the potential to increase the productivity of its industry and supply chains and drive more environmental sustainability.

Tim Morris, Chief Executive of UKMPG, said: "Sea ports are the UK’s predominant gateways to the world, handling more than 90% of the nation’s trade in goods both exported and imported. But the success of these ports is highly reliant on the efficiency of their connections to the rest of the economy.

"There are still too many instances where, for example, it can take 9 hours to move cargoes 90 miles. What is required is to take an overview of each of the key freight corridors that enable the UK to trade with the world, rather than take a largely siloed approach through planning by mode of transport.

“Taking a more coordinated approach not only gives great opportunities to make transport of freight more reliable and efficient, it should also give greater environmental sustainability. In a time when the UK is striving both to re-establish itself as a confident independent player on the global trade stage and make step changes in key environmental areas like air quality, this must surely be a priority.”

The UKMPG looks forward to the Department for Transport’s upcoming Port Connectivity Study and the National Infrastructure Commission’s freight study as opportunities to grasp this coordinated approach. Nationally significant freight supply chains for international trade need to be considered on a national basis.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

JV boost for Shanghai

Sibre/EMG for ADT

VTG introduces rCE Powerpack

China and Nepal agree transit trade deal

Chinese operators march offshore

Primorsk development plan

Related Stories

Nairobi backs down on SGR decree

The government of Kenya has backtracked on a recent decree that all cargo import...

Portico acquires three new reach stackers

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal operator, has taken delivery...

Blyth receives world's longest wind power blade

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived at the Port of Blyth...

Hamburg posts strong results

Overall tonnage increased in H1 2019 by 4.1% year-on-year, to 69.4 Mt
Linked In
Twitter