HLPFI is pleased to announce that Associated British Ports (ABP) has won the Environment Award at the Heavy Lift Awards 2020.

In a hotly contested category, our judges were impressed by ABP’s long-term commitment and sustainable approach not only to green energy, but also to air quality improvement and waste reduction.

The port group has been investing in sustainability over the last decade and is now seeing substantial reductions in emissions as a result. 17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation providing clean power for the company and its customers. In 2019, ABP generated 22.2 GWh of green electricity: 18.8 percent of which was used by ABP; 2.4 GWh was used by ABP customers; and 7.2 GWh was exported to the UK Grid. Renewables are just one part of ABP’s environmental journey, as the company embarks on improving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air quality, and endeavours to remove plastics from the marine environment.

Congratulations are also in order Heerema Marine Contractors, which was highly commended by our panel.

Heerema Marine Contractors’ entry focused on its semi-submersible crane vessel, Sleipnir, which is one of the world’s most sustainable ships. In addition to a wide range of environmental features, the offshore construction vessel calls upon a dual-fuel system that allows the ship to use LNG for power generation. LNG is much cleaner than conventional fuels and the investment has drastically reduced Heerema’s emissions, putting the company at the forefront of the marine industry’s journey towards sustainability.

HLPFI would also like to thank everyone that entered this year’s Environment Award and say a massive well done to the other finalists in this category – CMA CGM, OHT, Rhenus Logistics, Sarens, Wallenius SOL, Wallenius Wilhelmsen.

You can see more about all of the shortlisted entries here.