Grain grows in Immingham

Associated British Ports has increased grain capacity at Immingham with two metal plate bunds which can be set up on any quay on any surface. They can also be sanitised between vessel discharges allowing grain for human consumption to be handled. Operations are using the new, faster Liebherr 420 mobile harbour cranes.  One of the first customers to use the new facility is Viterra, one of the UK’s leading grain marketers. The ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Hydrogen could be fuel of the future in Immingham

Associated British Ports (ABP) says it has become the first UK port operator to trial a hydrogen fuelled tractor, at its Immingham container terminal.  This joint pilot project received funding from ORE Catapult through Innovate UK’s Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII), following funding of initial feasibility from the Department for Transport’s Clean ... [+]

Rock the Kasbah – in Grimsby

Associated British Ports was due to open the doors on the historic Kasbah district in Grimsby on Saturday 22 October as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, a  event postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Kasbah got its name, not from trade between the Lincolnshire port ... [+]

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 ... [+]

ABP hands Hams Hall to Maritime Transport

Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded a long-term lease to Maritime Transport to operate its Hams Hall rail terminal in the Midlands, one of the UK's busiest. Maritime Transport, an ABP customer at the terminal, has been pursuing a wider strategy to transport more cargo by rail and the purpose-built site ... [+]

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 offers logistics land in Cardiff

Associated British Ports has released more development land on the south side of Cardiff city centre. The two sites are at ABP Business Park within the Port of Cardiff and could accommodate up to 200,000 sq ft of new industrial or logistics development. The sites on Longships Road comprise approximately 13 ... [+]

ABP cuts back Immingham ambitions

Associated British Ports has scaled back its plans for the Immingham Eastern Roll-on Roll-off Terminal following a public consultation earlier this year. As a result of the responses and representations received, together with the commissioned navigation simulation, ABP has reduced the number of berths from four to three by removing the ... [+]

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. [+]

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