Maritime contract extended

Cosham footbridge has been closed off to the public. Picture: Google Maps

Damage ‘being assessed’ after bridge is closed in Portsmouth

Have your say

BMT Reliability Consultants has announced a one-year contract extension with the Department for Transport.

BMT, based in Fareham, will continue to work with the DfT to provide maritime statistics support, as part of the statutory legislative requirements set out in the Maritime Statistics Directive.

The company, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been working with the department for the past nine years collating information on all maritime freight traffic and ship movements in and out of UK ports.

The company’s managing director, Andrew Cooper, said: ‘The award of this continuation contract recognises the importance of the relationship which we have established with the data providers over the past nine years enabling us to deliver accurate and timely information to the DfT.

‘This is further supported by BMT’s strong maritime background.’