Ports – responding to the needs of now, developing for a sustainable future
"Agility" may not be the first word that springs to mind when considering the ports industry, however it is a necessity when faced with the current obstacles of Covid, Brexit, and climate change. Tim Morris takes a look at how ports are addressing the problems of the here and now while investing in a sustainable, and agile, future.
UK ports in 2020 (and into 2021) – What does the data say?
2020 was a rocky experience for all concerned, including the ports industry, and the first quarter of 2021 didn't appear to be much better. However, as the year has progressed, data seen by UKMPG suggests a strong recovery from the 2020 dip, as Tim Morris explains.
Port sector continues to look to the horizon
Despite a challenging eighteen months of Brexit, plague, and the Pingdemic, the ports sector has demonstrated remarkable resilience. So much so in fact that we have maintained a focus on the future, with noticeable commitments to investment, infrastructure improvements, and environmental sustainability.
Maritime Safety Week – Ladders, Pilots, and Safety
Maritime pilots work hard to ensure shipping reaches our ports without incident. So for Maritime Safety Week 2021, we look at pilot safety and how we can safeguard the workforce.