Successful Plymouth trails for Brittany’s Galicia

Brittany Ferries’ newest vessel, Galicia called at ABP’s port of Plymouth in mid-October for berthing trails. It follows a similar visit to Portsmouth. Measuring 215 metres, Galicia will be one of Brittany Ferries’ largest vessels, and the trials at Plymouth were conducted in close cooperation with Cattewater Harbour Commission.   Brittany Ferries port operations manager, Steve Lawrie, said: “Galicia’s arrival at Plymouth will help free our Brittany Ferries’ flagship Pont-Aven, offering an ... [+]

Solid business for ABP Cardiff

ABP’s Port of Cardiff has signed a new long-term lease with bulk aggregate, sand and decorative materials firm, Stone Supplies for a one-acre open storage yard on the South Side Roath Dock terminal. Stone Supplies is part of the Ty Carreg Group and serves domestic and commercial markets throughout the UK. ... [+]

Garston contract is set in stone

Associated British Ports Garston has signed a long-term contract to import around 60,000t of decorative stone for Long Rake Spar. The Mersey port has already completed two successful cargo discharge operations for the company and will be investing £2.6 million to enhance facilities including installing 16 external concrete storage bays and ... [+]

ABP appoints energy chief

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Nick Barnett to the new role of group head of commercial (energy). He is currently power business development director at SIMEC-GFG Alliance and has extensive experience in the sector. [+]

Stevedoring team lifts spirits in Devon

Associated British Ports’ Teignmouth stevedoring team has nominated the local charity, Volunteering in Health to receive a £500 donation. The South Devon charity supports local people in improving their health and wellbeing. ABP shares a core focus in its own ‘Beyond Zero’ company culture that aims not only to achieve ... [+]

ABP to set up Cardiff knowledge hub

Associated British Ports (ABP) is to set up an ‘IT hub’ at the Port of Cardiff. It will also create a range of career opportunities for IT professionals to support a number of existing systems including SAP ERP, as well as looking at how technology can improve the service offered ... [+]

ABP seeks maritime innovators

ABP is partnering with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), to run the EnSiX Challenge Competition, which invites UK businesses to provide innovative solutions to help boost efficiency and sustainability. KTN is a partner of Innovate UK, part of the government-funded UK Research and Innovation organisation. The competition will run until ... [+]

How Humber ports could cut carbon

New research commissioned by Associated British Ports (ABP) claims that there are major benefits in choosing Hull and Immingham for moving cargo between key logistics hubs in the UK and EU. The Humber ports could offer a better deal for shippers, drivers and the environment, according to new research commissioned by ... [+]

The day that Britain’s ports helped free Europe

Three quarters of a century on from D-Day on 6 June 1944, ABP is reflecting on the incredible courage and sacrifice made when Allied forces landed on the Normandy coast - and the part that many of its ports played in those momentous events. "Many of our ports in ABP played ... [+]

Sailor’s delight?

ABP employee has scooped first prize in the first ever Environmental Photography Competition run by his employer. His composition - Colourful Hull Sky - was described as a breath-taking shot breath-taking shot of the city at sunset by the judge, renowned national press photographer, Matthew Writtle. Other winners of the competition, ... [+]

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