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Major Infrastructure – Ports as the Crucial Foundation

Ports are ideally placed to support renewable energy projects, and help achieve two prizes for the UK - Green prosperity and lower emissions. However, it requires a significant investment of money and effort, both from the industry and the Government.

Safety, Talent, and the Lost Art of Conversation

For Maritime Safety Week, our colleagues at Port Skill and Safety held a Membership Conference in central London. Of the matters discussed, the issue of conversation arose again and again, emphasising how important the sharing of information is to improving standards in the ports sector. Tim Morris explains what he took away from the conference and why we need to rediscover the lost art of conversation.

Reflections on the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

On the 24th May, UKMPG attended the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Showcase Portsmouth. On display was a wide array of tangible projects capable of helping the maritime industry achieve carbon neutral targets. However, what were the key lessons for ports? And where do we go from here?

Returning to resilience – “bouncing forward”

The last two years have seen numerous stories of supply chain disruption following Covid, the blockage of the Suez canal, and war in Ukraine. What does this mean for the wider UK ports industry? And where can we achieve greater resilience in the face of continuing disruptions? Tim Morris explains his take in this blog for UKMPG.