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UK Major Ports Group welcomes Scottish Green Freeports progress

Commenting on the announcement from the UK and Scottish Governments of an agreement on a process to take forward Scottish Green Freeports Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group, said “It’s very welcome that the Governments in London and Edinburgh have agreed a joint process for taking forward the development of Scottish Green Freeports. An integrated approach between both Governments has been the number one ask of industry. It will give Green Freeports a much better chance of delivering meaningful economic, environmental and social benefits. Major sea port operators are absolutely committed to developing freeports that deliver regeneration, high quality jobs and support the transition to a net-zero economy. That’s what’s happening in England and it’s welcome that the same benefits can now be better pursued in Scotland as well.”

To learn more please contact Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group on Tim.Morris@ukmajorports.org.uk or 07387 091 407

Notes to Editors: About the UK Major Ports Group

The UK Major Ports Group is the trade body for the UK’s major port operators. It represents the largest nine port operators in UK. Our members collectively handle 75% of the UK’s port volumes through 40 ports. These include the largest ports in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. UKMPG members together already invest around £500 million per year in the UK’s ports and related infrastructure.

Current UKMPG members are Associated British Ports, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, The Bristol Port Company, DP World , Forth Ports, Hutchison Ports UK, PD Ports, Peel Ports and the Port of London Authority.

For more information please see http://ukmajorports.org.uk/.

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