Categories: Associated British Ports, News, SouthamptonPublished On: 20.06.2018237 words1.2 min read

ABP Southampton launches its new Air Quality Strategy which sets out a package of proposals to accelerate improvements in air quality around the UK’s number one export, automotive and cruise port.
The Strategy aims to accelerate progress to deliver clean air in the city working with Southampton City Council and the Government. The proposals set out plans to continue the trend of reducing emissions in the city without the need for a city-wide charging regime.
ABP Southampton Director Alastair Welch said: “We hope that in implementing our proposed package of measures the need for the council to introduce blanket charging for HGVs across the city will be removed.
“It’s not only important that the port, our customers and the city council continue to focus on improving air quality, it’s important that we work together to accelerate those improvements and build on the significant progress that has already been made. Our Strategy is designed to make sure we play our full part and deliver a sustainable future for the port which, as the UK’s number one export and cruise port, makes such a vital contribution to the local and national economy.”
The port is working with cruise line partners, shipping lines, port users and tenants and energy suppliers to deliver cleaner air for the city of Southampton.
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Source: ABP, 19 June 2018