Barrow has won the prestigious Port of the Year Award at this year’s 10th annual UK Ports Conference in London.
One of a number of categories, the Port of the Year Award was open to all ports and terminals across the UK that could demonstrate both optimum operational performance and outstanding customer service in the last 12 months.
Two Associated British Ports (ABP) ports, Barrow and Southampton, made the final shortlist with the Cumbrian port taking the first prize. The port was recognised largely due to its successful community engagement campaign, which was organised to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017 and saw awareness about its economic contribution and bright future increase among the local community.
Presenting the award, one of the judges Craig Huntbatch, the Business Line Director at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “The hard work and dedication of the port’s staff to organise the street parade demonstrates pride in their work.
“This is a great example of how a port really engages with its community and successfully celebrates its heritage while at the same time setting a positive outlook for the future.”