CMAL brought home a win from the Shipping Professional Network London Gala during London International Shipping Week (13th-17th September), attaining the award entitled Innovation: The UK Port of Tomorrow.
The ceremony, the SPNL Sustainable Growth and Recovery Awards for Innovations in Environmental and Social Governance, acknowledged the significant and forward-thinking contributions being made to the shipping industry. This particular award recognised existing and future commitments to reduce emissions and adopt sustainable solutions at ports, including solar panels, biomass and ground/air source heating.
CMAL was up against ABP Southampton, DP World London Gateway, Port of Belfast, Fraserburgh Harbour and Port of Tyne in the category. The nominees were voted by the SPNL network of young shipping professionals.
Kevin Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer at CMAL, said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for CMAL to be recognised for our commitment to environmentally friendly solutions at our ports.
“We were nominated in this category due to our successful low emission and hybrid ferry project, which we are so pleased to see celebrated. In addition, the award acknowledges our use of solar panels, biomass heating and ground/air source heating which have all been integrated into both our large and small ferry terminal designs and solutions. There was also recognition of our intentions to adopt reduced and zero emission solutions regarding the ferry fleet.
“Our sustainable goals are very important to the team at CMAL and we are proud of the dedicated work being done to achieve them.”