Gateways to Growth

Examining the innovations shaping the future of Britain’s ports

Intrinsic to our domestic shipping industry are Britain’s ports; our gateways to and from the world, playing an irreplaceable role in our economy and in our communities. ‘Gateways to Growth’, delivered in partnership with the BPA, reveals the people, communities and organisations behind them, highlighting ports’ vital contribution to society, and the innovations shaping their pathway to net zero. 

The programme launched at the impressive headquarters of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) – the heart of global maritime regulation – during London International Shipping Week in September 2021. 

Presented by Dr Tessa Dunlop (BBC2 Coast) the full programme comprises a series of short reports covering stories from Orkney Harbour Authority in Scotland to the Port of Milford Haven in Wales, Portsmouth International Port on the south coast and PD Ports in the North East. These participant films sit alongside interviews from leading industry experts including Baroness Brown, Chair, Carbon Trust; Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association; and Neil Glendinning, Chief Executive, Harwich Haven Authority. 

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