Associated British Ports (ABP) is rolling out EV schemes with Port House, Hull, the first to be completed and eight vehicle charging points installed in the staff car park.

These will be available to visitors, as well as ABP employees and a further eight chargers are being installed at Immingham Dock Office with completion expected by February.

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“This investment of GBP150,000 (US$203,000) into this infrastructure is critical for lowering our carbon emissions,” said ABP director in the Humber, Simon Bird.

“Our ambition is to keep reducing emissions and the Humber ports are leading the way in supporting sustainability and investing in new green port equipment.

“Longer term we are looking at renewables and how they can be used to power the port. We already have the UK’s largest array of solar panels at the port of Hull and we’re leading the way commercially.”

There are plans for installation of further EV charging points for employee and visitor use across the Humber ports, along with installation of EV chargers for plant and equipment, as ABP transitions from diesel to electric technology.

In addition, the Marine team is trialling the use of new electric cars for transportation of pilots around the four Humber ports of Grimsby, Immingham, Goole and Hull.

These points will be installed at Grimsby Marine Control Centre by the end of March.

Some 17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation projects, providing power for ABP and its customers.

The Humber ports produce more than 25% of energy from renewables (solar).