Commenting on the Scottish Government's "green ports" proposals, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
"Scottish business welcomes the Scottish Government's plans to develop sustainable green ports to aid economic recovery. Whilst we await further detail from the Government, it seems they have listened to the key asks from business including the provision of investment incentives and a package of tax and customs reliefs. Now, we will want to engage with Government on the design and delivery of green ports in Scotland.
“Businesses needs all the tools in our toolbox to enable us to grow and to compete with freeport models across the globe. Scotland's green ports approach, which couples the incentives of a UK-freeport model and Scotland-specific initiatives, has the ambition to drive business growth and job creation. This is an important step to ensuring Scotland remains attractive and competitive to domestic and international investors."