John Lucy, Freeport Director for Liverpool City Region (LCR) joins the line-up of speakers at the Coastlink 2023 event.

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Coastlink are delighted to announce that John Lucy will join the panel discussion covering the debate on ‘Freeports: Driving change for coastal shipping and the supply chain?’. A session that will cover the impacts and benefits of Freeports; how Freeports will enable supply chains to change and adjust; the opportunities for innovation and regeneration at Freeport sites; and how will newly designated customs and tax zones affect current supply chain routes?

In addition to his role as Liverpool Freeport Director, John is the UK representative of the World Free Zones Organisation. He has been involved in international transport and trade for over thirty years and was the international haulage industry representative to various government departments during the Brexit preparations.

Liverpool, as the country’s leading transatlantic port, is a natural Freeport location. It handles 45% of trade from the US and is the UK’s biggest western facing port. The LCR Freeport will be a multi-gateway, multi-modal freeport covering 300 hectares of land. This will include three tax sites and strategically located customs zones across all modes of transport, linking to the primary customs zone at the Port of Liverpool.

John Lucy commented,

“I am pleased to once again support the Coastlink conference, especially so with Liverpool hosting the 2023 event. This significant event continues to grow in importance each year and Coastlink 23 will be a key event for all professionals involved in or connected to the maritime sector”

Coastlink 2023 will be held on the 3 & 4 May 2023 at the iconic Royal Liver Building overlooking the world-famous waterfront in the centre of Liverpool. The 2-day event will incorporate networking opportunities for attendees to build and create new industry contacts, a conference dinner on the evening of 3rd May, and a technical visit at the Port of Liverpool on the 4th.

Book your delegate place online here Coastlink - Delegate Bookings or call our Events Team on +44 (0)1329 825335. For event enquiries please email the Coastlink team at