Safety first for ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) has become the first in its sector to invest in wearable safety devices, designed by Rombit. They been extensively tested in busy mainland European ports, like Antwerp. The new safety devices, worn on the wrist, arm or ankle, and are also attached to machinery. For example, when a vehicle fitted with the Rombit anchor and a port operative with a Rombit wearable are too close to ... [+]

ABP has concrete plans for Ipswich

Associated British Ports (ABP) has concluded a long-term agreement with the UK’s largest independent producer of sand and gravel, Brett Aggregates, at the Port of Ipswich. Brett Aggregates already has a well-established depot at the West Bank Terminal and the new agreement will increase its footprint at the port. Aggregates arrive ... [+]

ABP gets consent for Hull site

Associated British Ports (ABP) has been granted outline planning consent for over 4.25 million sq ft of industrial, manufacturing and logistics development at the Port of Hull by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The 453 acres of prime land includes 212 acres within the Humber Freeport, which offers tax incentives for ... [+]

ABP’s Humber terminal breaks into deepsea auto imports

Associated British Ports’s Humber International Terminal (HIT) at the port of Immingham has handled its first deep sea automotive vessels. The RCC America discharged 2,570 vehicles on Wednesday 23 February, followed by the Glovis Splendour with 2,700 on Saturday 26 February. The RCC America was too large for the nearby Grimsby ... [+]

Seeing disability in a new light

Associated British Ports (ABP) lit up eight of its buildings to mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. Ayr, Barrow-in-Furness, Cardiff, Grimsby, Hull, Immingham, King’s Lynn, Southampton and Troon all took part in the annual PurpleLightUp day, seven of them for the first time. PurpleLightUp celebrates the ... [+]

Online event to explore future of Welsh ports

Registration is now open for a virtual event on the future of Welsh ports, organised by ABP. Future ports: Wales vision will take place on 13 October with politicians, industry experts, business groups and academics debating the strategic role that ports could play in the future, as Wales looks to tackle ... [+]

Granite city

Associated British Ports King’s Lynn handled its first shipment of granite in July, on behalf of Witherley Services, part of Aggregate Industries. The 3,542 tonnes of granite came from Aggregate Industries’ super quarry, Glensanda, Scotland, the largest granite quarry in Europe. [+]

ABP appoints commercial head in Southampton

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Paul Reeves as head of commercial for the Southampton region. He is currently vice president of sales for the UK and Ireland at rolling cargo line Wallenius Wilhelmsen. He will take up the role in August. [+]

A wall fit for seabirds to breed in

It may not look much, but the Port of Lowestoft's Kittiwake Wall is a haven for the local seabird population. Associated British Ports (ABP) is carrying out vital works to the Wall to maintain an important breeding site.  Dating from the late 1980s, ABP’s bespoke kittiwake wall on the North Pier ... [+]

Ayr speed increases

ABP’s Port of Ayr has taken delivery of a new crane to speed up vessel discharge. It marks the completion of a seven-year £2.2 million investment strategy to upgrade all front-line machinery at the port. Ayr specialises in dry bulks, including salt, animal feed, heavy lift and forest products. [+]

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