If you would like to be able to communicate to us by e-mail, then please use the most appropriate email address on the Operational Contacts page.
Consultation with interested parties
The general aim of consultation with users and other interests is to provide an opportunity for contributions to be made both on the identification of risk an its management. Risk management often depends less on formal regulation that on winning the understanding of those whose activities create the risk and securing their agreement to safe behaviour. Harbour authorities are, therefore, encouraged to advertise that they are undertaking a risk assessment, and to seek ways of securing the widest possible response from those likely to have a meaningful contribution.
The ultimate authority for managing the harbour rests with the legally-constituted harbour authority. The harbour authority does not share its legal functions with a users' committee; nor is a committee accountable in the way required of harbour authorities under the code. It is good practice to have set out in advance in general terms the circumstances in which it will or will not involve such a committee - for example, where emergency action is required or there are commercial and other confidences.
The counterpart of effective consultation arrangements is an effective means of communicating information, advice and education to harbour users. Harbour authorities should consider the most appropriate and effective methodologies to employ, perhaps making use of modern technology, in order to reach their target audience.
ABP will use its website and other means of communication to allow consultation with members of the general public. ABP's management of the harbour is clearly laid out within the website. Should any member of the general public wish to comment on any topic relating to ABP's duties, then please use the Contact section of the website. We will respond to all reasonable queries or views.
Terminal and Wharf Operators
Chamber of Shipping
Marine Coastguard Agency
Shore installations linked to the estuary
Associated Petroleum Terminals
Lindsey Oil Refinery
Other nature conservation organisations
Yacht clubs and Marinas