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Ports and Shipping

These proposed draft policies are in development and are not a consideration when in drafting applications or making a decision. You can comment on these policies through our online questionnaire and workshops.

As identified in the Marine Policy Statement, ports and shipping are critical to the effective movement of cargo and people. They form an essential part of the UK and global economies and marine plan authorities and decision makers should seek to minimise any negative impacts upon shipping activity. Shipping and ports have been estimated to make a £13 billion value added contribution to UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Please use our interactive map to view and combine marine plan policy data.