Associated British Ports Humber is delighted to have been named Medium/Large Business of the Year at the prestigious Humber Renewables Awards ceremony in Hull last night.
The award recognised ABP’s adaptation and resilience to the green agenda, including the launch of its Ready for Tomorrow sustainability strategy.
It also recognised ABP’s Humber ports success and the work being done in recruitment, including the successful launch of its Women in Maritime and Engineering campaign focusing on the ports being a great place for women to work.
Simon Bird, Director said: “It was fantastic to see ABP in the Humber being recognised for its sustainability strategy which is enabling us to support the energy transition in and around the ports.
“The Humber is one of the UK’s largest industrial clusters and 95% of the UK’s trade comes through our ports. Along with driving economic growth the region will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of the UK’s Net Zero objectives. The Humber Ports already play a vital role in supporting the biggest hub for offshore wind in the world. We will continue to invest to ensure we maintain our role as the place to be for green energy solutions in the UK.”
ABP recently launched its sustainability strategy, Ready for Tomorrow, that is backed by a plan to invest £2 billion in decarbonising its own operations by 2040 at the latest and in major infrastructure projects to enable the wider UK energy transition. For ABP this includes continuing to develop its leading offshore wind manufacturing and support hubs at the ports of Grimsby and Hull.
There are also proposals to install onshore wind turbines at the ports of Grimsby, Immingham, and Hull. ABP has already reduced its own CO2 emissions by over 35% since 2014 and invested over £55 million in sustainability measures, which includes the largest commercial rooftop solar array in the UK at the ports of Hull and Immingham, electric vehicles and cranes across the group and a new fleet of more fuel-efficient pilot boats. The Port of Immingham trialled a Terberg hydrogen fuelled tractor in its container terminal at the start of the year. If the trial is deemed a success, it will mark the beginning of a roll out of vehicles in our container terminals running on green hydrogen, from which the only emissions are water. As we replace diesel and petrol burning vehicles, it may well be we cannot rely on electricity as the only solution.
Overall, the Humber Ports will continue to make a huge stride forward in playing our part in the green supply chain revolution.