Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association (BPA), joins the Coastlink speaker line-up at the in-person event, being hosted by the Port of Antwerp on the 11 & 12 May 2022.

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As a supporter association of the Coastlink Conference, the BPA represents over 400 ports, terminals and port facilities, accounting for 86% of UK port tonnage as well as all the major energy and passenger hubs.

Richard will join the panel discussion looking at improving efficiencies through digitalisation and innovation. The BPA currently have a long term review underway looking at port connectivity of which digital connectivity is a key component in supporting day to day activities as well as new innovation and automation.

Richard has in-depth expertise in ports, transport and environmental policy matters as well as a wide experience of the legislative process around the UK.  He is a Director of Maritime UK and was previously a Director of Port Skills and Safety Ltd.

Join Richard and our full programme of speakers at Coastlink on 11th & 12 May 2022. The conference will take place at the prestigious Port House in the Port of Antwerp where there will be opportunities to network with our speakers, port representatives and delegates throughout the 2-day event.

Session topics at Coastlink 2022 include:

  • Market Sector Overview: Industry Challenges and New Opportunities for Short Sea & Feeder Shipping
  • Building Connectivity & Networks for the future – linking Short Sea & Feeder Shipping to Intermodal Transport Routes
  • Looking to the future – Improving efficiencies through Digitalisation & Innovation

British Ports Association members can enjoy a 10% discount on the delegate rate to attend Coastlink. Simply quote the code supplied by the BPA when booking online on the Coastlink Website or contact Joanna Miller on +44 (0) 1329 825335 or email