ABP tops the table for steel and agri exports

Associated British Ports (ABP) says that Newport has maintained its position as the leading steel port in the UK and Wales for the seventh consecutive year. According to Department for Transport’s statistics for 2022 it exported nearly 600,000 tonnes more steel than all other 14 major steel-handling UK ports combined, reaching 955,000 tonnes, or 72% of total UK exported iron and steel products from UK major ports. ABP’s Port of Ipswich ... [+]

ABP expands electric forklift fleet

ABP Humber has invested in four 10T Carer Electric forklift trucks at Immingham Bulk Park and Immingham Fertiliser Terminal. The port operator is investing over £2 million to expand its fleet of electric forklifts, with a further ten arriving later this year for the Humber Ports general use. The new ... [+]

ABP digs deep for greener cities

Associated British Ports (ABP) is planting 21,000 trees across the UK in partnership with the Trees for Cities charity. Spread across locations such as Plymouth, Hull, Cardiff, Ipswich and Fleetwood, the project will help transform urban areas into greener, healthier spaces. The 21,000 trees reflects ABP’s 21 ports across England, Scotland ... [+]

ABP on the march again in Lincolnshire

Associated British Ports (ABP) has once again supported Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes, following two years of the pandemic when it had to be cancelled. ABP’s associations with the event in the Lincolnshire town – which is close to ABP’s Grimsby and Immingham ports - started in 2016 when the area ... [+]

Freight is key to Plymouth plans

Plymouth City Council, Associated British Ports and Brittany Ferries have signed an agreement to expand Millbay Docks, including to develop freight traffic. The organisations are working on a funding strategy likely to consider strategic Government funding available for freight, net zero and ports as well as private investment. The partners say ... [+]

Cranes help ABP get its claws into new markets

The world’s largest hydraulic crane has arrived at the port of Immingham from Finland. The Mantsinen 300M Hybrilift is part of £3 million investment by Associated British Ports and was supplied by Cooper Specialised Handling. It has the reach and capacity to serve panamax size vessels and can handle as much as ... [+]

ABP to spearhead Pride in Maritime Day

Associated British Ports (‘ABP’) says it is taking a leading role in the launch of Maritime UK’s first ever ‘Pride in Maritime Day’ on Monday, 28 February. It has been created as part of the Diversity in Maritime Charter programme, which ABP joined in January 2021 to share and celebrate ... [+]

ABP appoints corporate growth chief

ABP has appointed Karel Drastich as head of corporate development for the group. The newly created position aims to accelerate the delivery of ABP’s long-term business strategy, focusing on corporate development. A seasoned M&A professional, Karel Drastich will focus on driving inorganic growth. [+]

ABP to create land for logistics

Associated British Ports (ABP) is bringing forward more than 1,000 acres of development land to support the supply chain, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. It is making 14 strategic sites, encompassing a total of 1,075 acres (435ha), available for a range of business uses at ports including Cardiff, Immingham, Newport, ... [+]

ABP appoints railwayman

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Chris Durrant as terminal manager for the Hams Hall region. Hams Hall is one of the country’s busiest inland freight terminals. Chris Durrant previously worked for the Port of Felixstowe in senior operations and rail roles for over 16 years. [+]

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