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18 December 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:39 GMT+1



November 28, 2017

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The British Ports Association emphasizes that the British industry cannot grow without the development of the ports

Evidenced in particular the necessity to improve the street and railway connections with the harbour ports of call

The British Ports Association (BPA) has invited the government of London to assign greater importance to the harbour field including it in White Paper on the industrial strategy of the United Kingdom that is introduced yesterday by the executive and evidencing of the priority aspect in order to promote the development of the British economy.

"That to define the industrial strategy - it has found the managing director of the association of the British ports, Richard Ballantyne - is an important task and of along term of the government, however the attention is turned in particular to the emergent technologies. He is fundamental - it has emphasized - than the ports and the goods is recognized as essential part of the national and regional increase and the international commerce. The ports are not alone international gateway, but they are also centers key for the industry and the occupation, as White Paper recognizes". Appreciation - to tell the truth - than manifest the London government for the role of the ports limiting itself only to remember in the White Paper that British national the harbour ports of call enliven 95% of the goods.

The British Ports Association has evidenced moreover the necessity that comes classified attention also to infrastructures of connection with the ports. "Continuous to being of vital importance - Ballantyne has explained - than the national system of the transports of the United Kingdom, and in particular the street net, has sufficient ability in order to facilitate the exchanges from and for our ports".

"Beside White Paper - it has continued Ballantyne - we would want to see a new strategy for the transport of the goods that recognizes the ports which essential members of the logistic chain. During the last few years - the managing director of the BPA has rimarcato - the harbour field has assisted to an increase unprecedented of the level of restrictive conditions of environmental planning and prescription that have constantly interfered with the activities and the development of the ports. This must be faced. It is right - it has found Ballantyne - the attention turned to the industrial automation, included the leading impact of the vehicles without, but we do not have to neglect the importance of the investments in transport infrastructures".

"The harbour field - it has still observed Ballantyne - has assisted also to investments in the channeled field of the transport in great part towards projects for the great traffic fleeting, without a real interest for the transport of the goods. In the United Kingdom the overwhelming majority of the goods is transported on the road. In spite of some investments aimed at main the road net in the within of the investment strategy of the government for the roads, the local authorities continue to suffer from expense limits. This has an impact negative on the investments for local the street nets, than often they include the last mile of connection with the ports".

"A greater financing of the street and railway connections with the ports - it has concluded the representative of the British Ports Association - would contribute to support the increase and also to I throw again of the transport opportunities coasting vessel, than recently BPA it has asked the government to resume under investigation".

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