Meachers Global Logistics has become a member of a new group called The Solent Cluster, a decarbonisation initiative that aims to cut CO2 emissions from industry, transport and households across the region.

The company said it signed up at the group’s launch event alongside the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, ExxonMobil and the University of Southampton.

The group hopes to position the Solent at the centre of low carbon fuel production in the UK and contribute to the country’s net zero ambitions by 2050.

Gary Whittle, commercial director at Meachers, said: “We are delighted to show our support to The Solent Cluster by announcing our membership to this important partnership.

Read more

“We look forward to collaborating with fellow members to bring societal and environmental benefits to the Solent region and helping it become a major contributor to the UK’s net zero ambitions.”

Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, said the cluster represented “an important opportunity to decarbonise the Solent region, and we are proud to be a part of this collaborative effort to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from multiple sectors".

“We look forward to working with our founding members and others to develop a compelling project,” he added.