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Thursday, 19 Sep 2019
Port of Felixstowe wins Port Operator of the Year
Simon Mullet, Company Secretary of Port of Felixstowe, collects the Port Operator of the Year Award from BBC presenter Jeremy Vine (left) and Janet Porter, Editor-in-Chief Lloyds List Containers

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe won the Port Operator of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards presented last night at the National Maritime Museum in London.

The Port of Felixstowe won the award for a combination of its innovation, focus on reducing CO2, improved safety and emphasis on rail, helping to reduce road congestion.

Commenting on the award, Eric Ip, Group Managing Director, Hutchison Ports, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Hutchison Ports. The Port of Felixstowe is a key element in what was the first, and is still the leading, global port network. I would like to congratulate everyone at the Port of Felixstowe on winning this award and for helping to ensure that Hutchison Ports continues to set new standards.”

Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports and CEO of the Port of Felixstowe, added:

“This year we are celebrating 50 years of dedicated container handling at the Port of Felixstowe. Throughout that time we have maintained a strong focus on constant improvement in all areas of our operations. We have invested constantly in new equipment, systems and people to both improve efficiency and reduce our environmental impact. Mostly, however, this award is a testament to the skill and dedication of our people and shows that, 50 years on from being the UKs first container terminal, we continue to lead the field.”

In his opening speech, Richard Meade, managing editor of Lloyd’s List said:

“The past 20 years have thrown up many different challenges for shipping. We have seen stratospheric dry bulk rates followed by an unprecedented collapse. We have suffered the resurgence of piracy and the rising threat of cyber-attacks.

“But we have, at the same time, achieved extraordinary feats of technological distinction, creating the efficient backbone of globalisation, and, I would argue, a better world in the process.”

The 20th anniversary of the awards were attended by over 400 industry professionals and hosted by BBC presenter Jeremy Vine. Recipients are chosen from entries taken from around the world and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel.

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Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 602063 or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk / www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe is strategically located on the UK’s southeast coast and within easy reach of major ports in North West continental Europe. As the UK's first purpose-built container-handling facility, we are the largest and busiest container port in the country. With three rail terminals, it also has the busiest and biggest intermodal rail freight facility in the UK. The latest phase of development, Berths 8&9, provides additional deep-water capacity for the world’s largest container ships.

Port of Felixstowe is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 49 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
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