Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.
BPA members represent a very broad cross section of the UK port industry encompassing the trust, private and municipal sectors. Its members cover every kind of activity ranging from large cargo handling ports and terminal operators to small leisure ports. The BPA is the only inclusive ports trade association representing its members’ interests, irrespective of ownership or size.
The spread of these interests mean that the Association maintains a very wide range of contacts within the government. Full membership is available to all port authorities and terminals whilst associate membership is available to industry related organisations.