ABP has stepped up its sustainability efforts for green recognition
Building on its achievement of reducing its carbon emissions by 35% since 2014, the Associated British Ports (ABP) has continued to decarbonise its operations throughout the last year, gaining ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management for all 21 ports. Green initiatives this year have included the opening of the GB£55m shore power-enabled Horizon cruise terminal at ABP’s Port of Southampton. In 2020, ABP’s Port of Hull completed the UK’s largest commercial rooftop solar array. A year later, it announced the development of the Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF) at the Port of Lowestoft to provide a site suitable for offshore energy operations and maintenance activities, a quayside suitable for construction support activities and to ensure the port can accommodate the next generation of offshore support vessels.
ABP is also a leading partner in the Zero Carbon Humber initiative, which plans to develop carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and low-carbon hydrogen production facilities, with the potential to decarbonise the UK’s largest industrial cluster and make a significant contribution to the UK’s net zero efforts. Investments have also been made in infrastructure and digitalisation. GB£50m has been spent on ABP’s new container terminals in Immingham and Hull in the Humber region, while ABP Southampton is the first British mainland port to launch a private 5G network, providing low latency, secure connectivity for its customers, in partnership with Verizon.