News & Media
22nd October 2021
MORE ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOLADES FOR THE PORT OF TYNE
Port of Tyne is sustainable supply chain management finalist in the 2021 Seatrade Awards
We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the prestigious 2021 Seatrade Awards and shortlisted in the Sustainable Supply Chain Management category.
Adopting sustainable business practices and promoting the use of clean energy within the maritime, shipping and logistics industries is a key strategic objective of our port. Our Tyne 2050 strategy outlines some of our own key milestones to be achieved, including becoming a test bed for clean energy technologies by 2025, having fully Net Zero operations by 2030 and becoming an all-electric port by 2040.
As an award winning Clean Energy Enabler and Clean Energy Operator, our port is already working with many leading brands and international logistics companies to provide sustainable and efficient port centric logistics and shipping services. These are designed to minimise impact on the environment, by removing road haulage miles from the supply chain and shipping goods closer to the point of consumption.
“By the end of 2021, we will have helped our customers remove over 700 tonnes of CO2 generated from the atmosphere and also directly cut the level of its own CO2 emissions by 27%,” says James Wright, Environment Manager at the Port of Tyne. “This is a significant achievement, and we are very proud of how far we have come already on the journey towards net zero operations.”
According to the award organisers Informa, a record-breaking number of entries were received this year. Joining the Port of Tyne as finalists in the Sustainable Supply Chain Management category are Berge Bulk, Oceanic and South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd.