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Robert.Jervis_43227 Dec 14

Peel Ports recognised with green industry award

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Switched 50% of its fleet to electric
Peel Ports Group has won a GREENFLEET award after switching more than 50% of its fleet to electric.
 
The leading port operator emerged victorious in the Private Sector Commercial Fleet of the Year (Small to Medium) category after demonstrating its impressive transition to electric vehicles.
 
Peel Ports is saving an average of 132 g/km of CO2 per vehicle, based on 60 miles per week, which equates to 31.81 tonnes of CO2 reduction every year.
 
Moreover, phase two of the transition is already underway, with plans to deliver an additional 31 electric vehicles in 2022 and create an entirely electric fleet.
 
The award win comes off the back of the Group’s recent commitment to become net zero by 2040 and recognises its ongoing work to lower emissions by delivering fuel efficiency programmes, green fleet management and driver awareness training.
 
The group recently unveiled many new initiatives to drive forward a more sustainable agenda, including using electrical alternatives to machinery and equipment.
 
It has also invested more than £1.2bn across the last decade on sustainable infrastructure and technology to future proof its operations. This has included the delivery of energy-efficient cranes, LED lighting and choosing sustainable, low emission equipment and suppliers.
 
Malcolm Oliver-White, a fleet manager at Peel Ports was also among the individuals commended for the Private Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award at the ceremony. This category recognised individuals working in the private sector that have demonstrated a commitment to making carbon reduction a priority in their daily duties.
 
Mark Whitworth, CEO at Peel Ports said:

“Being recognised for our efforts to become more sustainable is a fantastic, progressive achievement for the Group. It’s a real credit to our team, including Malcolm, for their ongoing commitment to driving forward our green agenda and working towards our net zero targets.
 
“It is essential that we, as a business, are able to keep the supply chain going and facilitate economic growth at a national and regional level. But to be able to do this sustainably, while making a continued effort to minimise the environmental impact of our operations, is a real game-changer.
 
“We know our aims are ambitious, but we’re determined to succeed, and it’s great that our progress has already been recognised so publicly.”