Port of Hull shortlisted for prestigious transport industry award
Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull has been shortlisted in the Port of the Year category in the prestigious National Transport Awards 2015, ABP says.
Supported by the Department of Transport and Passenger Focus, the ceremony will take place on October 8 at Westminster Park Plaza, London, to honour the country’s leading transport service providers.
ABP’s Alexandra Dock development, part of the wider Green Port Hull project, is up against last year’s winner, Port of Tyne, as well as ABP’s Port of Southampton, Peel Ports Group’s Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal and Port of Dover.
There are 19 other award categories including Rail Station of the Year, Freight Operator of the Year, Ferry Operator of the Year and Integrated Transport Authority of the Year.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner and feature a speech by keynote speaker Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport.
ABP Head of Projects Simon Brett said: “This is a truly transformational project and it’s very satisfying to see the work of our ABP team and those of Siemens and our main contractor the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture, recognised by the Department for Transport and Passenger Focus.
“This development is already having a positive impact on the regional economy and is already creating jobs for local people. It also confirms Hull’s place at the centre of the energy estuary. We’re very much looking forward to the event in September and celebrating some very impressive projects.”
The 15th Annual National Transport Awards celebrates the successes that have been achieved on both national and local transport projects. The shortlisted projects have shown the judges the tangible results they've achieved, improving the experience for their transport users and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.