New quayside premises cuts team's current tCO₂e by 16%
Aberdeen-based Clarksons Port Services has unveiled its new quayside premises. The team moved into new, larger premises at Aberdeen Harbour's Matthew's Quay, in a further commitment to their sustainability strategy.
In addition to the client benefits associated with on-the-spot agency services, Clarksons Port Services’ new premises will also play a key part in the wider company’s objective to reduce its global carbon footprint. Following the move, the team's increased proximity to the vessels it services will reduce fleet city-centre travel, cutting their current tCO₂e by 16%.
Based on Matthew's Quay peninsula, the new location will see Clarksons Port Services become one of only a small number of shipping agencies located within the harbour boundaries. A wide range of onsite plant and machinery, along with access to a heavy lift pad, 1,600m² outdoor storage space and 2,000m² of customs bonded warehouse, will be available at the new location. The ability to mobilise and operate cranes, plant and labour will allow for large-scale mobilisation and de-mobilisations to take place on the agency's doorstep.
The move follows a busy 2020 for Clarksons Port Services, which has seen it complete a number of large projects on behalf of major EPCI contractors, whilst continuing to service its bulk cargo customers, keeping the UK stocked with animal and human feedstuffs and bulk material.
Innes Cameron, Director, Clarksons Port Services said:
"The opportunity to be based within Aberdeen Harbour, amalgamating our office, warehouse and yard facilities, very much reflects our commitment to the highest possible level of client service, whilst providing us with the capacity for future expansion.
"Our new location provides immediate access to adjacent berths which are ideal for all types of vessel, from large vessels involved across the spectrum of Offshore Oil and Gas and Renewable energy projects, to general cargo carriers and the Norwegian and African lines. Faster vessel access will, of course, bring significant client benefits as our 24/7 turnkey solutions are provided via one central location."
Matt North, Chief Operating Officer at Aberdeen Harbour Board added:
"We welcome this strategic move by Clarksons Port Services to relocate inside the port, further underpinning our position as the port of choice for Offshore energy and adding depth to the immediate supply chain. We share Clarksons Port Services’ vision to deliver the highest possible level of customer service and look forward to working closely with Innes and his team.”