British Ports Association

Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.

As our membership comprises many ports, terminal operators and port facilities, all of varying size, location and nature, the Association is able to draw upon a wide range of experience and knowledge to represent its members’ interests.

The BPA’s aims are to:

  • Dedicate resources to representing a wide variety of UK port interests to government in the UK, Europe and internationally;
  • Provide a resource for its members on legislative and policy issues, as well as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and development of best practice;
  • Work towards achieving an equitable and transparent ports industry and a level playing field throughout Europe;
  • Promote the use of ports and shipping as an environmentally sustainable mode of transport.

British Ports Association Website