Immingham rail route to go high-cube

Work is underway to upgrade the rail route between Doncaster and Immingham for high-cube containers. National track operator Network Rail is partnering with the Humber LEP and North Lincolnshire Council to invest more than £15m to enlarge the route, which can currently only accept high-cube boxes on low-platform wagons. The project involves 29 ‘interventions’ such as station platform alterations and work on three road bridges. Route managing director for Network Rail, Rob ... [+]

ABP boss to become Scots Chamber director

ABP general manager Stuart Cresswell has been appointed as a director of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC). Responsible for the company’s operations in Scotland, which include the Ports of Ayr and Troon, he is also a co-founder of the Clyde’s timberLINK shipping service and a driver behind numerous other ... [+]

Southampton celebrates another multistorey

Work on the £15 million multi-deck storage facility in the Eastern Dock, the port’s eighth, will take nine months and will create 3,000 additional vehicle spaces. Representatives from BMW Group, one of the main automotive customers for this facility at the port, and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, the contractor appointed ... [+]

ABP signs Blockchain deal

Associated British Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International to create a pilot programmes to use blockchain technology to improve connectivity. ABP will participate in MTI’s blockchain solution in pilot shipments. Currently, each party in a supply chain, from shipper to ... [+]

ABP sells unused land in Barry

ABP South Wales has sold off 1.3 acres non-operational land at Subway Road, port of Barry for a waterfront regeneration scheme. It was originally used as ancillary space to the port but was latterly considered a non-operational asset due its distance from operational quayside. [+]

Expanding Newport buys former steel site

ABP South Wales has purchased a 10 acre site next to the east gate at its Port of Newport to expand its port-centric manufacturing operations as well as increasing storage capacity for existing customers. The sale of the Neptune Works, most recently used by AIC Steel, is believed to be the ... [+]

ABP to invest in Immingham box terminal

ABP has announced a £36 million expansion plan at the Port of Immingham, along with a £2.8m investment in expanding the land and services available to support customer operations within the port. Traffic at the port has increased from 68,000 containers in 2013 to 183,000 in 2017, fuelled partly by the ... [+]

ABP starts work on new car terminal

ABP is to start building work on a new vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton, as part of a £50 million investment. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern Dock and will provide storage for a further 3,000 vehicles. ABP Southampton director, Alastair Welch, said: ... [+]

APM’s Henrik Pedersen to head ABP

ABP has appointed Henrik Pedersen as its new chief executive, taking over from James Cooper, who announced his retirement after ten years in the  post last Setpember. Pedersen (pictured) joins ABP from AP Moller-Maersk’s APM Terminals arm, where he has served as chief commercial officer since January 2017 following 20 years ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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