Millions invested in East Anglia’s ports as owner phases out carbon tech
The installation of new Mantsinen electric cranes at ABP’s Port of Ipswich was just one of the achievements at East Anglian ports highlighted in ABP’s annual report – Credit: Stephen Waller
A port owner has highlighted the strides it has made over the last year in clean energy technology and innovation – including at its East Anglian ports.
Associated British Ports (ABP) – which owns 21 UK ports including at Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Ipswich – sets out its successes in its 2022 Annual Review published in July as it steered a course through a challenging period and moved towards clean energy.
The arrival of two £4m electric cranes at Ipswich and a £9m investment in a new fleet of nine pilot boats commissioned from a Norfolk-based boat builder are among the achievements highlighted in the report.
The Port of Ipswich saw the arrival of the UK’s first fully mains electric powered hydraulic Mantsinen cranes as it moves towards the full electrification of its cargo handling operations at the port over the next five years.
The year saw the arrival of three of the new fleet of nine pilot boats commissioned from Goodchild Marine Services, a Great Yarmouth boat builder. The faster and more fuel-efficient boats cut the port owner’s energy consumption. At the same time, ABP has been investing in electric vehicles for its pilots at the Ports of Southampton, Barrow, Lowestoft and the Humber . . . .
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