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ABP greens its fleet – updated

[ October 14, 2019   //   ]

ABP has added 12 more electric vehicles to its fleet at the Port of Southampton, which now make up the majority of its fleet. There are now 28 ABP zero emission vehicles operating around the port. ABP calculates that it will remove 15 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The company has committed to run only electric or hybrid vehicles by the end of 2020 where available.

One year on since releasing its Air Quality Strategy and pledging a series of commitments, the port said it had reduced nitrogen dioxide to far below the UK national objective levels. Achievements include DP World’s 12 new hybrid straddle carriers while a partnership project between Solent Stevedores and ABP had increased rail provisions at the port, reducing the number of lorry movements.