Date: 6 Sept 2016
Time: 07:45 – 09:00am
Venue: Mersey Maritime, Maritime Knowledge Hub, Birkenhead CH41 5HX
With guest presenter Geoff Lippitt, PD Ports, Business Development Manager
PD Ports is one of four major port operators to have signed a joint agreement last month designed to improve freight and transport links across the North. The deal between Peel Ports, PD Ports, Port of Tyne and Associated British Ports (ABP) for a Northern Ports Strategy was brokered in Liverpool during IFB2016 and outlines plans for a proposed East-West freight super corridor. The alliance comes in the wake of a report compiled by IPPR North, the Institute for Public Policy Research, highlighting the “considerable value” in the major port operators in the North joining forces. Geoff Lippitt joined us to discuss more about this and introduce us to the High Tide Foundation, a valuable skills project developed by PD Ports.