Frank Knight to market ABP in South Wales

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed global property consultancy Knight Frank as joint marketing agents for its five ports in South Wales. Knight Frank joins property agency Jenkins Best in promoting business opportunities and attracting investment and occupiers for Barry, Cardiff, Newport, Port Talbot and Swansea. Earlier this year Newport was the latest of ABP’s five ports in South Wales to undergo a master-planning process, following work at Barry and ... [+]

Humber Border Control Posts ready to go

ABP said on 16 April that staff and facilities are in place ready for the opening of the Border Control Posts (BCPs) at Immingham and Hull, serving both banks of the Humber. Both BCPs are equipped to handle a range of products and have successfully completed Government pre-opening test exercises. There ... [+]

Tim Hook to look after ABP assets

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Tim Hook as lead asset manager, joining its property team at Southampton from RSS Global. He will be is responsible for identifying new business opportunities through managing and building relationships with new and existing ABP customers and for property asset management and development projects. ... [+]

ABP appoints projects chief

Associated British Ports has appointed Francis Paonessa to the new role of capital projects director. He will join ABP in April from Thames Water where he has led a portfolio of projects with an annual investment of up to £1bn per year. Prior to that Francis was managing director of ... [+]

ABP appoints Wales and South-west manager

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Ashley Curnow as its new divisional port manager for Wales and the Southwest. He will oversee ports in South Wales alongside Plymouth and Teignmouth in the Southwest and was previously head of Humber International Terminal and Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal. [+]

New crane for Hull

Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken delivery of a £4.2 million Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane in Hull. The multi-purpose crane which originated from Liebherr’s factory at the port of Sunderland As well as features to ensure the comfort of the operator, the new crane is also equipped with ... [+]

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, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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