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. [+]

That’s a lot of biriyanis

ABP Ipswich recently handled the MV Ijborg, carrying over 8,000 tonnes of rice from New Orleans. At nearly 143 metres long, the ship required three tug boats to berth safely. As one of the leading grain-handling ports in the UK, Ipswich handled over 900,000 tonnes in 2020, including agribulks and ... [+]

ABP signs 5G contract in Southampton

Verizon Business has signed its first European private 5G contract with Associated British Ports in Southampton. The platform will provide ABP with a reliable and secure private wireless data network in selected areas of the east and west docks and enable data communications to be consolidated onto a single network, ... [+]

No holding back ABP’s Tractor Boys

ABP’s Port of Ipswich, owned by Associated British Ports (ABP) has handled 2 million tonnes of cargo since the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020. The port broke the 2m tonne-mark when around 9,000 tonnes of aggregate w arrived on board of the hopper dredger Charlemagne, which self-discharged at ... [+]

Women on the march at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) has joined Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime programme. Its ports in Southampton and East Anglia have been recognised by the Diversity in Maritime Charter for their success in implementing initiatives to attract a more diverse workforce. Twenty volunteers from across the business helped create an action plan ... [+]

ABP signs lease with metal recycler

ABP Newport has agreed a new lease with family-owned metal recycling company, Bayliss Metals. It covers a 1.5 acres site on the East Lock at the port, which provides a facility allowing Bayliss Metals to prepare and assemble cargo for export. ABP has invested around £1 million to upgrade the ... [+]

Turning the port purple

ABP lit up its Queen Alexandra House at the Port of Cardiff and the Bentinck silo in Kings Lynn for the United Nations’ PurpleLightUp global movement on 3 December to celebrate the economic contribution of 386 million disabled employees around the world. ABP said the display aimed to raise spirits ... [+]

King of the East Coast

ABP King’s Lynn handled more cargo in October 2020 than in any other month over the past five years. Over 75,000 tonnes of cargo passed through the port in that month, almost 60,000 tonnes of ite agribulks, including wheat, grain and barley. This rise in volumes follows ABP’s investment of £400 000 ... [+]

Simon Brown to run Wales and West for ABP

ABP has appointed Simon Brown as divisional port manager for Wales & South West. He was previously port director Mersey for Peel Ports in Liverpool and worked for the Maersk Company between 2006 and 2018. He will be responsible for port activities in Cardiff, Newport, Barry, Port Talbot, Swansea, Teignmouth ... [+]

Agri brigade keep ABP busy

ABP’s port of Ipswich has handled nearly 1.2 million tonnes of cargo since 23 March and its total has reached over 1.6 million tonnes this year. Divisional port manager for the East Coast, Paul Ager, said ABP’s ports of King’s Lynn and Ipswich had dealt with 56 vessels, which also exported ... [+]

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