7 April 2014

Shoreham Port are pleased to announce that their Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of the British Ports Association (BPA).  The BPA was created in 1992 and represents a national network of 99 ports of every shape and size, raising key industry issues.

The UK ports industry plays a fundamentally important role in the country’s economy, with 95% of the UK’s international trade, imports and exports being carried through UK ports. In addition, UK Ports employ 120,000 people directly and contribute £7.9billion in value added to the UK’s GDP.

The work of the BPA is therefore vitally important to the industry, ensuring that UK Ports are represented at a local, national and international level.

Rodney Lunn commented “I am delighted to be appointed Deputy Chair as the BPA is a key driving force within the ports industry and I look forward to working with the Chair and other members of the BPA, in a spirit of collaboration and openness with our stakeholders”

James May, Chairman Shoreham Port commented “we are very pleased that Rodney has been appointed to this role, as it not only raises Shoreham Ports profile, but also ensures that we can tap into leading industry figures on port related matters”.

For further information about the work carried out by the BPA please visit www.britishports.org.uk.