ABP Southampton holding drop in sessions at the port

June 28, 2018

The Port of Southampton will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions at the port for local people to find out more about the air quality strategy that ABP published last week.
Employees from ABP Southampton will be on hand to answer any questions about the strategy and how it will deliver cleaner air in and around the port.
ABP Southampton Director Alastair Welch, said: “Air quality is an important issue for ABP and we take our responsibilities very seriously.
“While there are clear challenges, let’s not forget that air quality has come a long way in the last 10 years. We want to do everything we can to accelerate the improvements and ensure we are part of the solution not the problem.”
Two sessions at Ocean Gate, the port’s head office, have been organised to give residents the opportunity to explore further what the port’s air quality strategy aims to achieve.
“We are keen to hear what local people have to say about air quality and to share our plans,” said Alastair.
The document includes proposals to continue the trend of reducing emissions in the city without the need for a city-wide charging regime.
“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,” he added.
The drop-in sessions will run on:
• Thursday 5 July from 4pm to 6pm
• Tuesday 10 July 6pm to 8pm
To ensure access to the sessions via Dock Gate 4, visitors will need to register by emailing contactus@abports.co.uk
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.
To view the full report please visit http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Port_Information/Sustainability/