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ABP Ipswich and Brett Aggregates receive environmental award for reducing number of lorries leaving the Port of Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:55 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 22 September 2017

Representatives from ABP Ipswich and Brett Aggregates receive the Rail Freight Group (RFG) Community and Environmental Responsibility Award

Representatives from ABP Ipswich and Brett Aggregates receive the Rail Freight Group (RFG) Community and Environmental Responsibility Award

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ABP Ipswich has been recognised for its work in reducing the amount of road traffic leaving the town's port.

Together with Brett Aggregates, the port operator has jointly been awarded this year’s Rail Freight Group (RFG) Community and Environmental Responsibility Award for its use of trains to move goods from the Port of Ipswich to London Concrete in Watford.

Since January 2016, nearly 100,000 tonnes of sand and gravel have been transported by rail as a result of the project.

Each 1,100 tonne trainload removes 38 HGV movements from the road system and eliminates a total of 8,040 road miles.

ABP’s short sea ports director, Andrew Harston, said: “Not only have we helped our customer win new business, we have also created a supply chain, which is environmentally sustainable, reduces congestion in Ipswich and has a minimal impact on neighbouring properties.”

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