Saints alive! Southampton’s biggest ship yet

ABP Southampton handled its largest container ship yet this weekend - CMA CGM’s 400m long , 20,656teu Antoine De Saint Exupery. She is longer than four football fields and if all her containers were laid end to end they would stretch from Southampton to Enfield, north - 78 miles. Only two years ago, in 2016, the largest container vessel calling in Southampton was just 16,000teu. That record was broken at the end ... [+]

New crane is breath of fresh air for Scots port

ABP’s Port of Ayr has taken delivery of a new Liebherr Materials Handler crane, making it the first port in the UK to purchase the model. With a lifting capacity of 8.1 tonnes at a reach of 23.8m the new machine will help Ayr speed vessel discharge rates while improving fuel ... [+]

New shed for Newport

Associated British Ports has started work on a £4.5 million project to build additional warehousing at Newport to accommodate growth in agri cargo. The new 21 Shed will provide an additional 70,000sq ft of covered bulk storage. Newport saw year-on year growth of 14% in bulk fertiliser imports during 2017 and ... [+]

Brett and ABP Ipswich break records

ABP’s Port of Ipswich handled the highest tonnage for Brett Aggregates since 2000 during 2017. Both parties have been investing in port infrastructure and equipment, including Brett’s new processing plant and rail capacity An extra 90,361 tonnes was handled this year, a 27% year on year increase. Marine-dredged aggregates arrive by ... [+]

Tonnage up at Teignmouth

ABP’s Port of Teignmouth handled its highest cargo tonnage since 2008 - over 450,000 tonnes in 2017. Traffic included clay, animal feed and aggregates. Investment included an £850,000 new Mantsinen crane.   [+]

Happy New Year for ABP Southampton

Port of Southampton owner and operator ABP predicts that 2018 looks set to be another record-breaking year. Director Alastair Welch says that, following the success of 2017, when the largest vessels in the world came to Southampton and more than one million containers were handled by the port, 2018 will see ... [+]

Buckley in Southampton hot-seat

Captain Phil Buckley (right) takes over as harbour master at the port of Southampton when Captain Martin Phipps retires. He is now responsible for the safe navigation of all vessels on one of the busiest waterways in the world and across the wider Solent – last year 160,000 vessel movements, including ... [+]

New road measures set to reprieve Newport

The Welsh Government has put forward a package of measures costing around £135m to mitigate the effect of the new M4 relief road on ABP’s port of Newport, the BBC reports. They include providing new buildings for firms operating in the port and developing the south dock as an alternative ... [+]

Sun shines on ABP plans

ABP says it could become one of the biggest corporate solar power producers in the UK after it announced plans to build a further 20MW of solar arrays. Ultimately ABP’s 21 ports could house 100,000 solar panels generating up to 22.4m kWh of electricity each year – enough to boil more ... [+]

ABP Property to offer 30m sq ft of space

ABP Property, the development arm of the ports company, was relaunched on 29 November to industrial property professionals with a reception at the Gherkin in London. It owns sites in and around 21 major UK ports capable of creating as much as 30 million sq ft of accommodation for new ... [+]

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