Port of Aberdeen named Business of the Year at National Maritime awards

Port of Aberdeen received the prestigious industry award at a ceremony in Belfast
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Port of Aberdeen has been named Business of the Year at the Maritime UK Awards 2024 as hundreds of people packed the Titanic Belfast for the prestigious ceremony.

The awards, held on Wednesday, June 5, celebrated organisations across the maritime sector, encompassing shipping, ports, engineering, professional services, and leisure marine.

Port of Aberdeen’s CEO, Bob Sanguinetti, was in Belfast to collect the award in recognition of the port’s stellar performance in 2023, including record financial results, completion of its transformational £420million Aberdeen South Harbour expansion, and progress of its award-winning and industry-leading net zero strategy.

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Port of Aberdeen faced stiff competition for the top prize from Peel Ports and Port of Blyth among others.

The Business of the Year Award honours excellence, innovation, and exceptional achievements in the maritime industry.

This accolade is presented to a company who can showcase outstanding business performance, strategic vision, and a dedicated commitment to advancing the maritime sector in the United Kingdom.

This latest award win continues the port’s success from last year where its efforts were recognised for business performance, sustainability, and construction.

Bob Sanguinetti, CEO, Port of Aberdeen, said: "I was proud beyond words when I received the Maritime UK Business of the Year award last night of behalf of my team.

"This national recognition of our remarkable achievements is testament to their continued hard work and commitment.

:Looking to the future, I am confident that we are very well placed to seize the tremendous opportunities on the horizon across energy, trade and cruise.

"We will continue to focus on providing the best quality service to existing and future partners, as a key strategic asset and economic powerhouse for the region and more widely."

Chris Shirling-Rooke, Chief Executive of Maritime UK, said: "Massive congratulations to all the outstanding winners, along with the finalists who were shortlisted by our judges.

"With their remarkable achievements in their respective fields, these individuals and organisations are true standard bearers of our maritime sector.

"Maritime is a key trait of our country’s DNA. It delivers social and economic opportunities to every single corner of the country, preserving the UK’s maritime heritage and devising innovative solutions to improve the sector’s sustainability."