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Better connections to ports to help business growth

June 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Top Stories

Port connectivity study released.
Department for Transport and Nusrat Ghani MP

Better connections to English ports could help businesses thrive and boost the nation’s economy, a new study published today shows.

The study of England’s port connectivity, launched at the British Port Association annual member’s lunch, will help influence funding, policy and planning decisions by highlighting the importance of England’s harbours and their global trade links. It also shows how ports can flourish by improving connections to inland businesses
Improved road and rail links can provide more effective freight journeys between key economic areas and ports, boosting productivity, lowering costs and giving access to international markets.

Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani said:
The nation’s ports are crucial to our success, contributing £5.4 billion to our economy.

Shipping is still one of the most efficient way of transporting goods from across the globe into our homes. But the journey doesn’t stop at a port. Good connections to distributors and manufacturers are also vital in ensuring that products reach our shelves without delay.

Better links won’t just boost imports, but will also support British companies that export products across the globe, helping them exploit new international trade opportunities.

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