The MHEA would like to welcome The Bristol Port Company as an Associate Member. The Bristol Port Company was formed in 1991 when entrepreneurs Terence Mordaunt and Sir David Ord purchased the Port of Bristol from Bristol City Council. Since privatisation, the company has invested over £600 million to create a modern, thriving business offering the full range of shipping, distribution and logistics services. Bristol Port remains a privately owned independent business with an estate of over 2, 600 acres providing employment for over 12,000 people.
Based in the South West of the UK, Bristol Port is the UK’s only deep water port to have direct motorway and rail connections to all points of the compass. The ability to handle vessels up to 130,000dwt, its extensive craneage, warehousing and storage facilities and location close to the heart of the UK with 43 million people within a 250km radius, make it a highly capable distribution location. Moreover, Bristol Port is a key national asset and a major economic driver for the South West region; the Company and businesses on the Port Estate contribute more than £1 billion to UK GDP. With ongoing plans to invest in the future to accommodate the largest new container vessels and working in partnership with both employees and the UNITE trade union, Bristol Port’s place in the global shipping community is assured.
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