Trust port

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This article is about self-administered British ports. For the software company, see TrustPort.

In the United Kingdom, a trust port is a port that is administered as a trust by an independent statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament and governed by its own set of rules and statutes.[1][2] This is in contrast to a private port, which is privately owned, and a municipal port, which is owned by the local municipal authority.

A number of trust ports have been privatized under the provisions of the Ports Act 1991. The British government is considering further privatizations of trust ports in the future.[1]


  1. ^ a b Louise Butcher (2 January 2013). "Ports: privatisation of trust ports". House of Commons Library. 
  2. ^ "Port of Tyne: What is a Trust Port?". Port of Tyne. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 

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