Discussing the emerging trends and latest developments impacting the Port of Dover, Doug Bannister, CEO at the port, will join the Coastlink speaker line-up.


Joining the Coastlink panel discussion focussing on ‘Post-brexit & post-pandemic – are we where we need to be?’ Doug will provide his insight as CEO of the busiest port in Europe. The panel session, moderated by Richard Ballantyne OBE, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association, will debate matters such as: the current position with EU-UK trade flows; the need for frictionless trade; the challenges surrounding port congestion; and the future challenges and opportunities for short sea routes.

Doug was appointed CEO of the Port of Dover in January 2019, having previously held the role of Group CEO for the Ports of Jersey, which operates the island’s harbours, coastguard, marinas, and airport. Doug has had over 30 years’ experience in leading international businesses, including Managing Director of Maersk Line UK, as well as various executive roles managing shipping businesses in North America, Europe, Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Coastlink 2023, hosted by Peel Ports – Liverpool, will be held on 3 & 4 May at the iconic Royal Liver Building in the heart of the city. Session topics at the 2023 event include:

  • Market Sector Overview - the new normal in an adapting market. Considering trends, market forces, and emerging opportunities for short sea feeder services
  • How to promote growth and deliver resilient end to end supply chains. A look at the changing landscape in end-to-end intermodal networks & the just in time supply chain
  • Sustainability & the Energy transition – A route to shipping freight sustainably. The journey and challenges for ports, shipping & logistics in achieving net zero.

Join Doug at Coastlink, and network with key stakeholders from the Ports of Liverpool, Dover, Antwerp-Bruges, Amsterdam, Tyne, and Bilbao at next year’s event.

To book your place, visit the Coastlink website or contact the Coastlink events team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or info@coastlink.co.uk.