Coastlink partner with UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) as a supporting association to the event.

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We are delighted to confirm that UKMPG will partner with Coastlink as a Supporter Association for the 2023 conference. Hosted by Peel Ports Group – Port of Liverpool, Coastlink will be held on the 3 & 4 May at the iconic Royal Liver Building on the world-famous Liverpool waterfront.

The UK Major Ports Group is the trade body for the UK’s major port operators and represents nine of the top ten port operators in UK. 95% of the UK’s physical trade with the world arrives or departs by sea, of which UKMPG’s members collectively handle 75% of the UK’s port volumes through 40 ports.

UKMPG members together invest around £500 million per year in the UK’s ports and related infrastructure. Ports also hold the key to a more sustainable environmental future. Moving freight by water is up to nine times cleaner in terms of emissions than by road and nearly one hundred times better than by air. Ports are continuing to drive down their emissions through investing in new generations of hybrid and electrical equipment and vehicles.

As a supporting association to Coastlink, UKMPG members benefit from a 10% discount on the delegate rate. Further details of the discount can be obtained directly from Tim Morris at the UKMPG or, the Coastlink events team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or

Full details of the 2023 delegate packages are listed below:

  • Conference attendance on both days
  • Lunch and refreshments on both days
  • Conference Handbook in electronic format
  • Place on the technical visit
  • Place at the conference dinner (Premium Package Only)
  • Post-event Presentation Download (Premium Package Only)

Coastlink 2023 will discuss and debate topics covering the latest market forces, trends and opportunities for short sea and feeder shipping; the new normal in an adapting market; EU-UK trade flows and the need for frictionless trade; growth and resilience in supply chains; and the latest developments in building a more sustainable future.

To secure your place at this popular event, visit the Coastlink website or contact the Coastlink events team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or