Head of Environment, Associated British Ports
Head of Environment at Associated British Ports (ABP) Alan Tinline is a Chartered Environmentalist, experienced in environmental and sustainability issues including ESG reporting, air quality, GHG accounting, carbon reduction, waste management, biodiversity.
ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country.
Associated British Ports (ABP) is committed to reducing the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions arising from port activity. ABP’s absolute carbon footprint has decreased more than 27% since 2014, with some ports achieving reduction rates over 50%. Across the group, ABP continues to deliver major investment in solar and wind generation to maximise the use of renewables for powering our business.
Last year, ABP generated over 22GWh of renewable electricity, enough to support many of our own and our customers’ operations, in some cases delivering a healthy surplus to the National Grid. This reduction in emissions not only minimises the environmental impacts of ABP’s own operations but also those of other port users. By combining reduced emissions with excellent rail, short sea and coastal shipping connections, ABP aims to continue to contribute to resilience and decarbonisation of our supply chains.