Credit: John Bateson – Shetland Towage Ltd

Industry Engagement and Collaboration

Core to the value of the BTA is its ongoing work and engagement with other maritime stakeholders and trade bodies on joint issues facing the industry today and in the future.

The diverse and multi-faceted nature of the maritime industry means that only through collaboration and collective work can effective and lasting improvement be actioned.

Collaborators and partners

British Ports Association – representing all types and sizes of ports, their operators and facilities throughout the United Kingdom.
European Tugowners Association – aiming to unite and promote the interest of owners and operators of tugs serving vessels calling at European coastal ports and coastal port areas.
Maritime Skills Alliance – the Sector Body for maritime skills development covering the Marine Leisure, Ports, Sea Fishing and Shipping industries.
Port Skills & Safety – the UK’s professional ports health and safety membership organisation.
UK Harbour Masters Association – professional body representing the UK’s Harbour Masters and port marine operations officers.
UK Major Ports Group – representing large commercial ports in in the UK.
United Kingdom MariTime Pilots' AssociationUK Maritime Pilots’ Association – professional body representing 500 highly skilled UK Maritime Pilots to safely navigate ships in and out of the United Kingdom’s waterways and ports.
The Workboat Association – the trade, skills and safety standards association for the workboat industry.
Witherbys Seamanship – the leading publisher for all maritime literature and safety publications.