The British government is committed to an integrated approach to transport policy. Its objective is to develop a coherent strategy addressing all transport modes and the networks that serve them, linked to other economic and social policies on planning, sustainable development, regeneration, and protection of the environment. This policy has an important role for ports. The Integrated Transport White Paper, A New Deal for Transport, published in May 1998, gave four key aims for the government's policy on ports: promote United Kingdom and regional competitiveness by encouraging reliable and efficient distribution and access to markets; enhance environmental and operation performance by encouraging the provision of multimodal access to markets; make the best use of existing infrastructure, in preference to expansion wherever practicable; and promote best environmental standards in the design and operation of ports, including where new development is justified. This paper accepts the challenge of developing a new policy and vision for the ports industry, which links its needs to integrated transport objectives. It includes a comprehensive list of actions to be taken.

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    International Navigation Association

    Graaf de Ferraris-gebouw, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 20, Box 3
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  • Authors:
    • Burr, A
  • Publication Date: 2000-4


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  • Accession Number: 00792423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2000 12:00AM