11th Annual (2019)

UK Ports Conference

Tuesday 14 May - Wednesday 15 May 2019
Freshwater logo

Freshwater is a leading communications agency employing over 50 communications specialists, with offices in London and Cardiff. It has a national reach and provides an integrated service offering to clients across the UK, built around three core pillars: consulting, creating and engaging.

Consultancy services include: communications, marketing and brand strategy, crisis management, campaign planning and communications training. Creative services include: content marketing, design, video production and web development. Engagement services include: digital marketing, events, advertising, public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and consultation.

Burges Salmon logo

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm whose unique model and collaborative culture delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. We compete at the top of the legal market, working across selected sectors and markets where our knowledge, experience and skills deliver highly effective solutions to our clients’ complex needs.

Our lawyers support large corporates, institutions and public bodies on all their legal needs, as well as advising wealthy private individuals and entrepreneurial businesses. We provide these sophisticated clients with a wide range of legal services, often at critical moments when a combination of astute legal advice and commercial guidance are most needed.

We have built a progressive service culture based on collaboration and teamwork that is shaped around the needs of our clients to deliver a fantastic service and experience.

Barton Willmore logo

Barton Willmore is the UK’s largest independent, integrated planning and design consultancy. From their 12 offices nationwide, they offer an unusual mix of Planning and Design services to clients who span all development sectors. Barton Willmore are passionate about creating places that are not only commercially viable, but also sustainable, dynamic and progressive. By curating teams of Planners and Designers with a diverse range of skills and specialisms, they offer our clients a highly efficient, informed and innovative service tailored to the challenges they face on projects of all different types.

Barton Willmore’s Infrastructure and Energy team offers national expertise specialising in the planning, assessment and consenting of large-scale infrastructure projects within the following sectors: energy, strategic rail freight, airports, oil and gas, waste, business and commercial, and nuclear. The team provides a broad range of services, including planning strategy development and implementation, planning process and examination management, and compulsory acquisition advice. The team, led by Ben Lewis, includes experienced practitioners who have worked for promoters, landowners, statutory bodies and the Planning Inspectorate.

Keating logo

For over 30 years Keating has established and built upon an impressive track record achieved through the delivery of highly complex engineering projects within the marine environment across both the UK and Ireland.

We exhibit an accomplished portfolio of technically challenging marine projects.

Our clients recognise us for our engineering excellence, innovative solutions and collaborative approach to meeting their needs.

Our professionalism, the expertise of our people, continued investment in skills and our strong emphasis on local community engagement is our key differentiator.

McLaughlin & Harvey logo

McLaughlin & Harvey has been operating throughout the UK and Ireland for over 160 years as a building and civil engineering contractor. As a private, family owned company, we combine traditional values and experience with an advanced, innovative approach. We deliver civil engineering, infrastructure and building projects for public and private clients, with a specialism in ports, harbours and marine engineering. 

Fellows International logo

Fellows have specialised in shallow water UXO survey and risk mitigation tasks for 25 years. Whether the site is a port or harbour undergoing redevelopment, or an inland site with a potential UXO hazard, we can assess and mitigate UXO risk. We can deploy a range of shallow water survey procedures ranging from Cone Penetration Testing prior to static or sheet piling to the world renowned 3dChirp system for larger port areas prior to dredging or redevelopment. Following survey Fellows can carry out investigation procedures using experienced UXO divers to excavate and identify detected anomalies thereby reducing risk to ALARP.

Blue Group logo

Blue Group offers highly flexible and customised solutions across our range of Port Handling Equipment. Our focused portfolio of world leading OEM brands in the Port Handling Sector includes; BlueMAC Hoppers, Fuchs and E-Crane Material Handlers, which all boast the latest technologies that can assist Port Logisticians to achieve greater efficiency and maximum profitability within their Port Handling Operation.

We build lasting relationships with our customers. Our objective is to work with you, way beyond the initial sale, meaning we offer unique on-going support throughout the entire life of your machinery. It’s why we have heavily invested in our support service to ensure you gain maximum uptime and minimise downtime.

FLI logo

FLI is a diversified group of multi-disciplined specialist contracting, process engineering and precast concrete businesses providing sustainable environmental solutions to both private and public sector customers in the UK, Ireland, France and globally on a project by project basis.

Our services to our clients are based on a combination of knowledge, know how, technology and experience, gained over many years and through many thousands of successful projects delivered by our professional team of management and staff within these skill sets; Contaminated Land and Brownfield Remediation, Water & Wastewater Treatment and Process Technology & Services, Engineered Landfill Construction and Mining Waste Containment, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Gelatine Purification, and Semi- Modular Precast Concrete Design and Manufacturing.

Buttimer Engineering logo

Buttimer Engineering is a diversified mechanical engineering company, specialising in bulk materials handling solutions, high-quality steel fabrication & installation.

Producing ship unloading equipment and port solutions for more than two decades – led to development of bulk port handling equipment brand – DOCKSOLID.

DOCKSOLID loading hoppers are state-of-the-art bulk handling solutions for ports, logistics hubs and industrial applications. Designed to meet the of a busy bulk terminal, DOCKSOLID loaders have proved more reliable, robust and better at controlling environmental dust than any other unloading hopper system on the market.

DOCKSOLID hoppers are customized to the product, terminal and specifications of our clients.

Port Training Services logo

Port Training Services are an industrial training organisation that provide high quality training for the Port, Marine, Engineering, Warehousing and Logistics Sectors. As the training division of Blyth Harbour Commission (Port of Blyth). PTS has the experience of operating in very demanding industries. Delivering to the highest standards, which complies fully with safety legislation and ensures high quality workmanship at all levels. This expertise is available on a commercial basis either from our new specialised on-site training centre which offers trainees the opportunity to gain exceptional tuition in a ‘real time’ working environment or on employers’ site.

PTS are also the main provider of Port Operations and Marine Engineering Apprenticeships and National Vocational Qualifications, (NVQ) throughout the whole of the UK. Working from an EAL and SQA accredited assessment centre, a team of experts provide the information, advice and guidance on the whole vocational qualification experience. The delivery programme is tailored to suit both the employer and learners best needs ensuring a high quality delivery process. Vocational qualifications demonstrate the on-going competency of employees, which will guarantee the highest level of safety and productivity.

Landmark Chambers logo

Landmark is a leading barristers’ chambers offering integrated advice and advocacy across planning, property, public and environmental law. Our barristers have a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and infrastructure sector, including many of the largest projects in the UK and elsewhere.

Our work covers obtaining development and consents, providing strategic advice on the promotion of major schemes, addressing compliance with environmental law, procurement, regulatory and contractual issues, construction disputes and Investor-State dispute settlement. Our barristers act for developers, investment funds and banks, central government and host States, local and regional government, other regulatory bodies, third parties, and NGOs.