TBA GroupThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South LouisianaCimbriaCleveland Cascades LtdTelestack
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Cimbria
  • Port of Stockton
  • Van Aalst
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Brexit: easements welcome but timescales tight

Brexit: easements welcome but timescales tight

(Posted on 07/09/20)

The British Ports Association has welcomed new legislation introduced to fast track the planning processes for Brexit related border infrastructure, at and around ports, but is warning that there is still a lot to be done in a short period of time.

Commenting the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne said, “The legislation introduced to bypass the planning processes for border infrastructure in England is certainly a welcome move. However there is still a lot to be done to get ready for 2021. At various stages next year new customs and border control processes will be introduced on European trade and our ports are working with government to look at what needs to done.

We want to see a swift roll-out of the government's infrastructure ambitions so that our gateways to Europe are ready but there could also need to be some pragmatism needed. There is now a huge amount of government activity in this area, but the clock is certainly ticking.

The sensible and measured implementation of the new border requirements could be essential for all parts of the freight and logistics industry. Further easements may be needed next year at the end of the transition period but that discussion needs to be held at high level.”

New physical and digital infrastructure is being prepared to facilitate customs and other borders processes on freight being transported between Britain and Europe and also for Northern Irish traffic. This can involve new inspection facilities and IT systems to undertake new frontier controls which come in on trade as a result of the UK’s departure from the Single Market and the Customs Union.

The British Ports Association represents 86% of UK port traffic including all the main Roll-on Roll-off gateways such as Birkenhead, Dover, Fishguard, Holyhead, Hull, Immingham, Killingholme, Newhaven, Pembroke, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Purfleet and Tyne, which collectively facilitate tens of thousand of lorry and trailer movements between Europe and the UK each day. It is this part of the ports industry which new border control processes could impact the most.

The BPA also represents all the ports in Northern Ireland and has been working closely with the UK Government’s Board Planning and Delivery Group and the HMRC to explore what needs to be done as we approach the end of the Brexit transition period.

Latest News

Bilbao commits to stability

(Posted on 25/09/22)

Representatives of Bilboestiba, stevedoring companies, trade unions and the Port Authority of Bilbao... Read more


KEZAD Group launched in Abu Dhabi

(Posted on 25/09/22)

 AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of trade, logistics, and industry, has unveiled &lsquo... Read more


Investment in Wisconsin ports to expand global markets

(Posted on 15/09/22)

The annual gathering of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association has taken place near the mouth of... Read more


New chainPORT member Tanger Med welcomes partner ports

(Posted on 15/09/22)

The ports of Singapore, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Gothenburg and Montreal have come together... Read more


AD Ports completes TCI and Transmar acquisition

(Posted on 15/09/22)

AD Ports Group has completed the acquisition of a 70 percent equity stake in Transmar International... Read more


Ukraine grain shipments resume to Euro-Silo, North Sea Port

(Posted on 09/09/22)

After months of blockades, a grain ship from the Ukraine has today arrived at North Sea Port. The vessel... Read more


Essar signs $2.4bn sale pact with AM/NS for infra assets

(Posted on 07/09/22)

In one of the largest post-pandemic M&A deals in India, Essar today announced signing definitive... Read more


ABP signs new contract with ADM Fertiliser

(Posted on 07/09/22)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomes long term customer ADM’s fertiliser division to the... Read more


CP and KCS merger proposal receives US clearance

(Posted on 03/09/22)

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced that it has received the required regulatory clearance... Read more


Port of Mackay pulls ahead with new tug facility and trade record

(Posted on 03/09/22)

The Australian Port of Mackay now boasts a new multi-million dollar purpose-built tug berth facility... Read more


Port of StocktonMultimodal 2022ViganTOC EventsVan AalstSailors Society
  • TOC Events
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping