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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, ... [+]

ABP to move Minis through Southampton Western Docks

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £300,000 in a new car carrying DB Cargo-operated rail service for BMW at Southampton. The investment will allow ABP to move around 600 to 800 new BMW Minis each week by rail. It is the first automotive service to operate in the Western Docks, alomngside ... [+]

Swansea port manager turns Santa

Associated British Ports (ABP) turned its Swansea Harbour office into Santa’s Grotto, providing safe space to store presents for the 2020 ‘Mr X Christmas Appeal’. For more than 60 years, Mr X has collected and distributed thousands of presents for underprivileged children in South Wales, distributed by volunteers across Cardiff, Swansea, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. ... [+]

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