2019's Maritime Masters Programme Sponsors are Royal HaskoningDHV and Associated British Ports.
Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 135 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals.
We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.
From providing vital pathways for the effective operation of world trade to accommodating offshore installations, the maritime industry plays an important role in economic success and is increasingly contributing to sustainable energy solutions.
The drive to improve performance, energy efficiency, environmental standards and safety are ever present within the sector. Constraints over costs and timings add to the challenge.
To innovate, succeed and push forward the boundaries in this environment requires maritime consultants with the expert knowledge of marine structures and conditions, a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach, and smarter ways of thinking.
Associated British Ports
ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator, handling around a quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade. Our 21 ports around Britain include Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage, and Southampton, the UK’s principal port for automotive trade and number one cruise turnaround port. Together with our customers, our ports contribute £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year and support around 119,000 jobs across the country.
ABP’s ports provide UK businesses and manufacturers with vital access to international markets. In doing so our ports handle £150 billion worth of trade, including £70 billion of exports. Our Humber ports handle trade worth £75 billion between them, more than the Mersey, Tees and Tyne combined. ABP’s Port of Southampton is the UK’s largest export port, handling more than £40 billion of goods each year, with £36 billion of that destined for markets outside the EU.
ABP is in the midst of a £1 billion investment programme, responding to the needs of our customers and ensuring we are best placed to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.