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Wightlink celebrates award for environmental efforts

Picture credits: Wightlink

The ferry company has been presented with the 'People. Environment. Achievement.' (P.E.A) trophy for their £30 million hybrid energy ferry, Victoria of Wight.

It follows the latest statistics from the European Maritime Safety Agency, which show the vessel to be the most energy-efficient passenger ferry in the UK.

She is using up to 17% less fuel than Wightlink's most similar-sized ferry, St Clare.

The P.E.A. Awards honour the teams behind products and services that make a positive environmental impact.

Founder of MyGreenPod.com, Jarvis Smith, said:

“We were impressed by Victoria of Wight’s green credentials.

"As England’s first hybrid ferry, she uses both batteries and conventional engines to run efficiently and cut emissions.

“Wightlink staff are building on this achievement by operating with as much sustainability as possible, buying locally and working with regional environmental organisations to highlight issues.

“Through their own passion and dedication, P.E.A. Award winners are venturing where governments and big business fear to tread, forging a blueprint for what conscious businesses and lifestyles of the future could look like.”

Chief Executive for Wightlink, Keith Greenfield added:

“We were delighted to be recognised for our achievements up to now in progressing Wightlink’s Green Agenda.

"We have pledged to do all we can to protect the sea, land and air around us by keeping the Solent clean, recycling as much as possible and reducing waste and emissions.

"We will announce more initiatives in 2020.”


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