ABP electric vehicle will reduce emissions

The UK Port of Barrow has purchased a new zero-emissions support vehicle Photo: ABP The UK Port of Barrow has purchased a new zero-emissions support vehicle Photo: ABP
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A new zero-emissions support vehicle has been purchased by the UK Port of Barrow to reduce the usage of diesel vans and lower the carbon footprint of operations.

The vehicle, which has been supplied by Barton Townley Ltd Barrow, will be used to carry watering gear such as standpipes and hoses around the port to support shipping operations.

“As one of our town’s major employers and largest employment sites, we are keen to play an active role is securing Barrow’s greener future,” said Carl Bevan, ABP Divisional Port manager – North West.

“The introduction of this new electric vehicle to Barrow’s fleet will help towards improvements in local air quality, whilst also reducing the running costs of port operations, helping us to operate more efficiently.”

Green commitment

This latest investment highlights ABP’s commitment towards reducing emissions and follows the purchase of 13 electric Nissan vehicles for the Port of Southampton, which was announced last year.

ABP is driving hard to reduce its environmental emissions this year. Some of the other projects it has been working on include one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar arrays at the Port of Immingham, which will allow the port to become one of the biggest corporate solar power producers in the UK.

Meanwhile, Port of Southampton’s Ocean Terminal is undergoing a GB£12m capacity upgrade to accommodate larger ships, including the first British cruise ship to be powered by LNG.

ABP is also working with a digital logistics enabler on one of Europe’s first detailed pilot programmes using blockchain technology to improve port connectivity.

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