Peel Ports Wins Carmen Award

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, March 12, 2016
L - R The Master Carman, Mr Mark Griffiths; The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans; Patrick Walters, Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports; Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive, Peel Ports

Peel Ports has been recognised for its commitment to environmental stewardship in the delivery of its Manchester Ship Canal project by the prestigious and historic Carmen Awards.
 

The awards, which honour exceptional achievement in industry and individual enterprise, praised the business’ revival of the historic trade route and Victorian engineering masterpiece to build a sustainable platform for modern day growth in the North West. Previous winners include the Highways Agency for the Hindhead Tunnel project and The Mayor of London’s Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme.
 
While the awards reserved particular praise for the Manchester Ship Canal project, recognition was given to Peel Ports’ wider investment programme in the region, which includes the development of multimodal hubs at Port Salford, Port Cheshire and Port Warrington and the delivery of Liverpool2, a £300 million on-going investment in a new deep sea container terminal.
 
Each of the projects will contribute to a significant reduction in environmental impact and freight mileage by 2020, allowing the North West to balance the need for additional economic capacity with commitments to lower carbon emissions.
 
Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive of Peel Ports, welcomed the award, saying: “We are tremendously proud of this recognition of our long-term vision to drive economic growth in a sustainable manner, creating wealth and prosperity for the UK and the North West region.
 
“As the balance of UK logistics is changing as more and more users are trying to minimise the use of road networks, the UK’s only major freight waterway, the Manchester Ship Canal, is witnessing a resurgence in trade.
 
“Our projects will provide the infrastructure that will support efforts to rebalance the economy, providing a solid backbone to the newly emerging Northern Powerhouse. By eliminating unnecessary road journeys, reducing others and transforming how empty equipment is repositioned, our strategy also acts to cut our reliance on fuel, its cost and associated carbon emissions.”
 
In the last five years, the number of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled on the Manchester Ship Canal has risen from 4,500 to 25,190 TEUs in 2015, with an estimated saving of more than 700,000 kgs of CO2 and 1.6 million road kilometres saved in 2015 alone.
 
These environmental benefits will be further driven by a series of interlinking projects, centred on the development of multimodal logistics hubs between Liverpool and Manchester that integrate warehousing with rail, road and waterborne transport.
 
Peel Ports was further recognised for the launch of its Cargo200 initiative in May 2015 which calls for importers and exporters whose goods began or ended their journey in the north of the UK to switch current delivery of ocean freight from south-east ports to the centrally-located Port of Liverpool. The initiative aims to cut freight mileage by 200 million miles over the next five years. In addition to achieving significant carbon reduction, the company also estimates that the move could save shippers up to £400 per container in transportation costs by delivering to the heartland of the UK. Goods could then be shipped along the Manchester Ship Canal closer to their destination.
 
The port operator received further praise this week – triumphing in the Innovation category at this year’s Mersey Maritime Awards, which support business growth in the region’s ports and maritime sector.
 
The awards recognised Peel Ports’ work in revitalising the Manchester Ship Canal and the operator’s delivery of strategic port locations and diverse commodity expertise – enabling the business to develop the best UK solution for importing and exporting goods and quickest routes to market for clients.
 

  • L-R Mersey Maritime Awards - Louise Minchin, awards presenter; David Huck, Port Director, Peel Ports Group and Stuart Ross, Managing Director of the Environmental Network (TEN), sponsor of the Innovation Award 2016.

    L-R Mersey Maritime Awards - Louise Minchin, awards presenter; David Huck, Port Director, Peel Ports Group and Stuart Ross, Managing Director of the Environmental Network (TEN), sponsor of the Innovation Award 2016.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

U.S. Awards $61.8 Mln for Port Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox today announced 40 awards totaling nearly $500 million in funding for the  FY 2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

DP World takes over Rodney Container Terminal, Canada

DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of the multi-purpose Rodney Container Terminal at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Moody's: Challenges Ahead for Asian Port Operators

Moody's Investors Service says lackluster global growth, weak commodity prices, high capital expenditure commitments and a liner industry struggling with overcapacity

Finance

U.S. Awards $61.8 Mln for Port Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox today announced 40 awards totaling nearly $500 million in funding for the  FY 2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

Moody's: Challenges Ahead for Asian Port Operators

Moody's Investors Service says lackluster global growth, weak commodity prices, high capital expenditure commitments and a liner industry struggling with overcapacity

Swiber Applies for Judicial Management Instead of Liquidation

Singapore oilfield services company Swiber Holdings Ltd said on Friday it has applied to place itself under judicial management instead of liquidation.   Swiber

Environmental

Singapore, Malaysia Conduct Joint Chemical Spill Drill

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Marine Department of Malaysia (MDM) conducted a joint chemical spill exercise at sea along the East

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

Safety and Preparation on the Brownwater Radar

Weather Channel Forecasters are predicting a “near-average” hurricane season for 2016, but warn that an average season does not mean businesses and residents shouldn’t prepare for the worst.

News

U.S. Awards $61.8 Mln for Port Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox today announced 40 awards totaling nearly $500 million in funding for the  FY 2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

DP World takes over Rodney Container Terminal, Canada

DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of the multi-purpose Rodney Container Terminal at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

MED AMERICAS will Replace MGE Service

CMA CGM is revamping it MGE service becoming the MED AMERICAS, stand-alone CMA CGM service with dedicated fleet of 11 vessels of 2,500 TEU, in a continuous effort to improve service coverage,

People in the News

U.S. Awards $61.8 Mln for Port Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox today announced 40 awards totaling nearly $500 million in funding for the  FY 2016 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

DP World takes over Rodney Container Terminal, Canada

DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of the multi-purpose Rodney Container Terminal at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Crew Kidnapping Rising in Gulf of Guinea - Dryad

In contrast to the substantial numbers of reported incidents across Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in recent years, maritime crime now appears to have stabilised

Logistics

Boxship Capacity Crosses 20 million TEU Mark

This week, containership fleet capacity has passed the 20 million TEU mark, another milestone in the rapid rise to prominence of the sector, according to Clarksons Research.

MED AMERICAS will Replace MGE Service

CMA CGM is revamping it MGE service becoming the MED AMERICAS, stand-alone CMA CGM service with dedicated fleet of 11 vessels of 2,500 TEU, in a continuous effort to improve service coverage,

China Refineries Enters Global Oil Trade

During the last year, China’s “teapot” refiners are helping to boost China’s crude import demand and their influence is expanding, says Clarkson Research Services.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2763 sec (4 req/sec)