Nov 23

UK Chamber of Shipping and British Ports Association host Annual Holyrood Reception

The UK Chamber of Shipping and the British Port Association (BPA) headed to Edinburgh to host their annual Holyrood reception on Tuesday 07 November.

We had the pleasure of welcoming nearly 190 guests, among them MSPs and various representatives from the maritime sector. 

This year, we launched our Value of Shipping Scotland report, which provides readers with an overview of the benefits delivered by the shipping industry in Scotland. Furthermore, we asked MSPs for their support in creating adequate infrastructure that can sustain the development of greener ships and maximise growth in the Scottish economy.

Our CEO, Sarah Treseder, during her speech, highlighted a few priorities for the industry:

  • Ensuring there is sufficient grid connectivity and capacity to allow vessels to be powered by electricity in ports.
  • Delivering on overdue road infrastructure projects, such as the A75 from Cairnryan.
  • Raising awareness of maritime careers for young people by ensuring career advisers are aware of the new opportunities that exist through an increase in technology and data.