Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull qualifies for the Port of the Year category in the prestigious National Transport Awards 2015.
ABP is UK’s leading port operator with a network of 21 ports, handling over 94.5 million tons of cargo and contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year. The Port of Hull is UK’s leading softwood timber port situated on the northern bank of the Humber Estuary. Equipped with fully-enclosed cargo-handling facility for weather-sensitive cargoes such as steel, it also focuses on the renewable energy sector. With the key departmental objectives of Hull port, it has been qualified for the Port of the Year category in the prestigious National Transport Awards 2015.
The ceremony will take place on October 8 at Westminster Park Plaza, London, to honour the country’s leading transport service providers for running the industry in compliant and professional manner. This ceremony is supported by the Department of Transport and Passenger Focus. The presence of impressionist Rory Bremner and a keynote speaker Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport would grace the ceremony. There are 19 other award categories including Rail Station of the Year, Freight Operator of the Year, Ferry Operator of the Year and Integrated Transport Authority of the Year.
In addition to this, ABP also has another feather in its cap where Alexandra Dock development, part of the wider Green Port Hull project, is up against last year’s winner, Port of Tyne, as well as ABP’s Port of Southampton, Peel Ports Group’s Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal and Port of Dover.
Simon Brett, ABP Head of Projects felt proud of the accomplishment achieved by ABP team, Siemens and GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture, primary contractor for the Hull Port. He also confirmed the Hull’s place at the center of the energy estuary and stressed on the project’s positive impact on the regional economy.
The 15th Annual National Transport Awards represent an opportunity to celebrate the successes achieved on both national and local transport projects. The shortlisted projects have shown their commitment to improving the experience of their transport users and the successful development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.
Source: Associated British Ports