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 Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail where he headed up the UK’s largest portfolio of capital projects. He will report directly to ... [+]

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, ... [+]

Faster exists and entries in Immingham

Associated British Ports (ABP) has installed a gate automation system at the container terminal at the port of Immingham. Costing £1.5 million, it will speed up the operations process and offer improved turnaround time. Regional director Simon Bird, said: “This investment into a new entry system will allow us to process ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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