Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a new air quality strategy setting out its proposals to improve the air quality around the city of Southampton without the city council having to charge large vehicles using the port.
The Strategy aims to speed up the delivery of clean air in the city working with Southampton City Council and the Government. The proposals set out plans to continue the trend of reducing emissions in the city without the need for a city-wide charging regime.
ABP Southampton director Alastair Welch said: “We hope that in implementing our proposed package of measures, the need for the council to introduce blanket charging for HGVs across the city will be removed.
“It’s not only important that the port, our customers and the city council continue to focus on improving air quality, it’s important that we work together to accelerate those improvements and build on the significant progress that has already been made.