Hong Kong's Port of Felixstowe named Port Operator of the Year

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

Simon Mullet, secretary of Port of Felixstowe, received the Port Operator of the Year Award from BBC presenter Jeremy Vine and Janet Porter, Editor-in-Chief Lloyds List Containers.

The Port of Felixstowe won the award for its innovation, focus on reducing CO2, improved safety and emphasis on rail, helping to reduce road congestion. "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," said Hutchison Group managing director Eric Imp,

Said Felixstowe port CEO Clemency Cheng: "This award is a testament to the skill and dedication of our people and shows that, 50 years on from being the Us first container terminal, we continue to lead the field."

Said Lloyd's List managing editor Richard Meade: "The past 20 years we in world shipping have achieved extraordinary feats of technological distinction, creating the efficient backbone of globalisation, and, I would argue, a better world in the process."

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