Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Minutes of Evidence


Examination of Witnesses (Questions 298 - 299)

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2001

MR MICHAEL EVERARD, CAPTAIN STEPHEN BLIGH, MR DAVID ASTBURY, MR JOHN A GOOD AND MR JONATHAN WILLIAMS

Chairman

  298. Good afternoon to you gentlemen. You have been very patient and I hope you will forgive us for making you wait a moment or two. Would you like to identify yourselves?
  (Mr Everard) I am Michael Everard, the Chairman of FT Everard & Sons Limited, a short sea owner. I chair the Ports and Pilotage Policy Committee at the Chamber of Shipping. On my immediate left is David Astbury, who is the manager of shipping policy in the Chamber of Shipping who deals with ports. On my far left is Captain Stephen Bligh who is the Fleet Marine Manager with P&O Nedlloyd Limited.
  (Mr Good) I am John A Good, past President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. We represent ship owners as agents, port agents throughout ports in the UK; generally overseas owners but UK owners as well. Not only do we act as agents in the ports, but we also oversee the requirements of our principals. We also have to liaise closely with port authorities, shippers or importers to assist them in delivery of their goods to and from the port.
  (Mr Williams) My name is Jonathan Williams. I work at the Institute as part of the secretariat function.

  299. Do you have anything you want to say before we begin?
  (Mr Everard) No, we decided not to.


 
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