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 hosted the national event, which was attended by the then Prime Minister David Cameron and HRH Duke of Kent. Armed Forces ... [+]

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. [+]

ABP makes the green grade

Associated British Ports (ABP) has gained ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management covering all its ports and terminals.    The ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). As part of the process, ABP’s existing systems were assessed against the certification’s formulation and ... [+]

ABP in hunt for graduate talent

Associated British Ports has launched its graduate training scheme for 2021. Applications are now open for five roles in specialisms including port management, human resources, property and finance at locations including ABP’s head office in London and ports on the Humber and Southampton. The scheme will commence in September 2021 ... [+]

ABP seeks fresh blood

Associated British Ports has launched its apprenticeship programme, to celebrate the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week. Applications are now open for a number of roles, such as marine, engineering, pilotage, commercial, credit control, procurement, planning and HR at locations including the Humber, East Anglia, Southampton and South Wales. Head of ABP Academy, ... [+]

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