10th Annual (2018)

UK Ports Conference

Tuesday 22 May - Wednesday 23 May 2018

UK Port Awards 2018

Awards sponsor

To celebrate the 10th Annual UK Ports Conference, we are excited to introduce the inaugural UK Port Awards, which will take place during the post-event networking drinks reception after day 1 of the event (Tuesday 22nd May). The event is taking place at the Congress Centre, central London.

The shortlisted entries for both categories at the awards are:

Port Infrastructure Projects of the Year:

Caledonian Maritime Assets
Port of Tyne

Port of the Year:

Port of Barrow
Port of Southampton

(ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED) Entries are open to all companies involved with the project or initiative; both ports and terminals of all sizes as well as consultants involved with the project or initiative, and entries can also be submitted jointly.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to showcase your port or project to an audience of influential industry leaders at the most prestigious event for the UK port industry this year.

Categories

There will be two award categories: Port Infrastructure Project of the Year and Port of the Year.

Entry deadline extended until 5pm on Thursday 26th April, following which a team of esteemed industry judges will carefully shortlist two finalists for each category. Finalists will be announced on Thursday 10th May 2018.

Has your port delivered an impressive and innovative development project in the last 12 months? This award recognises excellence in delivering new and impactful infrastructure projects, both big and small. Whether your project demonstrated excellence in planning, community engagement, innovative construction methods or complexity of project delivery, show everyone why your development is ahead of the curve.

Entry criteria:

  • Aims and objectives – Describe the aims and objective of the project, service, or organisation and why these aims were established.
  • Planning and execution – Provide evidence on the planning of your project, new initiative, or improvements and how you delivered these plans to achieve your objectives.
  • Innovation – Explain how innovation and creativity was used in the planning and delivery of the project, service, or within your organisation.
  • Outcomes - Outline the final outcomes achieved and how these matched to the initial aims and objectives. Please include how success was measured.

You can provide up to 3 additional documents as evidence to support the application, including media coverage.

Finalists

Brodick Ferry Terminal Redevelopment Project

Brodick Ferry Terminal Redevelopment is a £30M Integrated Transport project on the Isle of Arran consisting of a new ferry terminal building, 6 stance bus terminus, 2 berth pier, car and commercial vehicle marshalling, public car and disabled parking spaces, electric vehicle charge points, pedestrian and cycle paths, cycle shelters and landscaped areas with picnic tables and seating.

Port of Tyne

The aim of the project at Port of Tyne was to develop new storage and handling facilities at the Port to support LPL in the most efficient way – to eliminate unnecessary vehicle movements and make the process of transferring biomass from ship to quay to train as economical and environmentally sustainable as possible – striking a carbon neutral balance in importin wood pellet to the UK. 

The award for port of the year is for the port or terminal that can demonstrate both optimum operational performance and outstanding customer service in the last 12 months. The judges will consider a range of aspects (including, but not limited to) customer service, delivery of improved operations and performance, safety performance, new innovations and improvements delivered over the year, in order to decide which port or terminal has excelled across the board.

Entry criteria:

  • Aims and objectives – Describe the aims and objective of the project, service, or organisation and why these aims were established.
  • Planning and execution – Provide evidence on the planning of your project, new initiative, or improvements and how you delivered these plans to achieve your objectives.
  • Innovation – Explain how innovation and creativity was used in the planning and delivery of the project, service, or within your organisation.
  • Outcomes - Outline the final outcomes achieved and how these matched to the initial aims and objectives. Please include how success was measured.

You can provide up to 3 additional documents as evidence to support the application, including media coverage.

Finalists

Port of Barrow

Located on the South West coast of Cumbria, the Port of Barrow plays a key role in serving the offshore energy industry that has seen this region described as Britain's "energy coast". The port also has a history of serving local industry and manufacturing by facilitating maritime trade and hosting world-class shipbuilding.

Port of Southampton

Over the past 12 months, the Port of Southampton delivered a number of landmark investments and initiatives dedicated to strengthening its position as the UK’s leading automotive, cruise and export port. These developments have cut across the full spectrum of modern port operations and best practice, ranging from delivering state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to community and stakeholder engagement. 

You can enter the UK port awards by emailing conference@thewaterfront.co.uk, or alternatively please call us on 020 7067 1597 to discuss your entry.

Entry deadline extended until 5pm on Thursday 26th April. Finalists will be announced on Thursday 10th May 2018.

Judges

All 3 awards will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry experts, specially selected for their wide-ranging and in-depth experience and knowledge of the sector.

Further judges to be announced shortly.

Richard Ballantyne
British Ports Association
Chief Executive
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Richard has in depth expertise in ports, transport and environment policy matters as well as a wide experience of the legislative process around the UK.
Tim Morris
UK Major Ports Group
Chief Executive
Tim Morris
Chief Executive
UK Major Ports Group
Biography to follow shortly.
Craig Huntbatch
Royal HaskoningDHV
Business Line Director, Maritime & Aviation
Craig Huntbatch
Business Line Director, Maritime & Aviation
Royal HaskoningDHV
Craig is responsible for global operations for the Royal HaskoningDHV’s Maritime & Aviation market sectors and is Director of NACO, InterVISTAS, OSC and FMI businesses.
Carly Fields
Port Strategy
Editor
Carly Fields
Editor
Port Strategy
Biography to follow shortly.