Members of the public and the business community are invited to attend the Port of Milford Haven’s online Annual Stakeholder Meeting taking place on Thursday 22nd July between 6-7pm.
In the first 60 years of its existence, the Port of Milford Haven successfully handled the emergence of two national energy revolutions and has been a major driver of economic activity. Today, the Port is a core component of the UK’s energy network supplying a fifth of the UK’s energy needs and supporting around 5,000 jobs in the maritime, renewables and engineering sectors, as well as many more in the supply chain. Now well into its seventh decade, this ‘energy capital’ is gearing up for a third, more sustainable revolution – low carbon energy.
At its Annual Stakeholder Meeting, the Port’s Chairman, Chris Martin, and Chief Executive, Andy Jones, will share with stakeholders the opportunities the Port sees for the Milford Haven Waterway to play a vital national role in driving new green growth in hydrogen, floating offshore wind (FLOW) and marine energy generation.
Andy Jones is looking forward to sharing this vision and is encouraging stakeholders to work together to keep Pembrokeshire evolving. “We’re deeply immersed in our community, and we need the support of our stakeholders to realise our ambition to build a thriving community of successful businesses offering well-paid, fulfilling careers and a more sustainable future for our children.
”I’m sure everyone will agree that it’s been a year like no other. Our Annual Stakeholder Meeting is also an opportunity to take a look at what our staff and partners have achieved over the last year, despite many challenges.”
Photo caption: The Milford Haven Waterway has the potential to play a vital, national role in driving new green growth.
Notes to Editors
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
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Port of Milford Haven