Emissions Reduction of Heavy Lifting Equipment at Ports

Summary

Shipping, ports and logistics is a critical part of international import and export markets and supports the global distribution of goods. Concerns and legislative requirements about climate change and local air quality impacts require the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping and ports sector. It means that the industry must prepare for the new future. ABP is the UK's leading port operator with a network of 21 ports across Britain ABP handles around one-quarter of the nation's seaborne trade, contributing £7.5 billion to the economy every year and supporting 119,000 jobs. ABP also operates one of the UK's busiest rail terminals at Hams Hall in the Midlands. Whilst new equipment is being replaced by greener options; the challenge is to improve and update equipment that has a long ROI.

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