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The UK Ports conference, taking place across four morning sessions, 5-8 July, is your complete update on the UK ports sector. Attend to receive updates on the most pertinent issues facing the industry from hearing the impact of changing trade and shipping patterns and the introduction of freeports, through to achieving decarbonisation at ports and the role of ports in supporting offshore wind.

You will hear from port industry leaders on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and explore how ports can respond to these. The event will also explore how to plan for, and deliver, port infrastructure providing practical insight on topics including technology,  improving connectivity and identifying the current and future best use of port land.

You can still register to watch all the sessions back on demand.

Highlights of attending

  • Hear the latest updates on plans for freeports with a session from HM Treasury and a discssion on what the creation of freeports means for the sector 

  • Explore how to achieve decarbonisation at ports – considering innovative ideas, shoreside changes, ship to shore power and reviewing possible fuels of the future 

  • Receive insight on changing trade and shipping patterns and understand how how ports can respond to these 

  • Understand how to plan and manage port infrastructure – from innovation and technology, through to planning and asset management

  • Review the opportunities for ports in supporting offshore wind and explore what infrastructure is needed 

  • Hear from 40+ expert speakers including ABP, DP World, Peel Ports, PD Ports, Port of Tyne, Port of Dover, Port of Blyth, Shoreham Port and many more. 

  • Networking opportunities are available – after registration access discussion boards and with networking open before, during and after the event connect with attendees via messages and video meetings 


Day 1

Here is a sample of what was covered on 5th July.

Day 2

Here is a sample of what was covered on 6th July.

Day 3

Here is a sample of what was covered on 7th July.

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