Brexit shifts needs for ports

The marine environment is, and will be, increasingly important with potential port expansions following Brexit as trade moves from Europe to the wider
world. Thomson’s Director of Water, Dr Phil Aldous, spoke to Environment Analyst about growing the marine division to strengthen our position in the
industry.

He said, “With the expansion of Felixstowe, Harwich, the Thames Estuary, and Dover ports over many years associated with strong trade links with mainland
Europe, and the current tone of Brexit, the balance of our trading partners could be changing from mainland EU to global markers. Looking to the Commonwealth
this could include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India, and also others such as the USA, Mexico, Brazil and China. The optimum route for these
countries to enter the UK via the sea are the ports on the south west, and west coast at Liverpool, the Clyde and Milford Haven.”

We at Thomson Ecology are recruiting to meet expected demand for marine ecology services from UK ports post-Brexit. With improved trade links with the
Commonwealth and other global markets given as a key argument in favour of Brexit, we are positioning ourselves for the uptick.

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