Minutes

Annual General Meeting

The Association’s AGM was held at the Bond in Birmingham on 26th April. Around 30 members and guests attended the event. An amended Constitution was approved and is posted on the Members page, along with the minutes of the meeting.

Following the AGM we had presentations from Antoon Van Coillie (Blue Line Logistics) speaking by internet link about an innovative flat top barge operation in Belgium and Holland and UK aspirations for a similar venture. This was followed by Mike Garratt, who spoke about trends in shipping and opportunities for inland waterway freight, Chris Evans who updated us on the Canal & River Trust’s freight policy, and Port of Leeds venture, Julie Sharman who explained how the Trust was moving forward with its ‘health & wellbeing agenda’, and Prof Rex Harris (Birmingham University) argued the case for alternative fuel systems. Our south west representative Patrick Moss updated the meeting on the potential for a ‘Port of Worcester’.
We are grateful to our speakers for taking the time and trouble to attend and address us, and to our members for their support at this event.

Please contact the Chairman if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint presentations by Antoon Van Coillie, Chris Evans, Julie Sharman and Rex Harris.

Committee Minutes 26th April 2018 - click here