Newport’s flexible friend

Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £2.3 million in a new Mantsinen 120M crane at Newport. It hasa HybriLift energy storage system that will decrease energy consumption by 35% and can easily be fitted with different attachments to handle a range of commodities. Newport is Wales’ leading general cargo port and the second largest conventional steel port in the UK. [+]

Expanding Newport buys former steel site

ABP South Wales has purchased a 10 acre site next to the east gate at its Port of Newport to expand its port-centric manufacturing operations as well as increasing storage capacity for existing customers. The sale of the Neptune Works, most recently used by AIC Steel, is believed to be the ... [+]

New shed for Newport

Associated British Ports has started work on a £4.5 million project to build additional warehousing at Newport to accommodate growth in agri cargo. The new 21 Shed will provide an additional 70,000sq ft of covered bulk storage. Newport saw year-on year growth of 14% in bulk fertiliser imports during 2017 and ... [+]

New road measures set to reprieve Newport

The Welsh Government has put forward a package of measures costing around £135m to mitigate the effect of the new M4 relief road on ABP’s port of Newport, the BBC reports. They include providing new buildings for firms operating in the port and developing the south dock as an alternative ... [+]

ABP starts work on Newport agribulk scheme

ABP South Wales has started work on a £2.3 million project to develop new warehousing space at Newport to cope with an increase in agriculture-related cargo. The scheme, which is being delivered by local construction company Andrew Scott will provide an additional 3,500sq m of covered storage and the investment also ... [+]

ABP consults on Newport’s future

Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a consultation on the Port of Newport Master Plan, setting out its future vision for growth and development until 2035, and inviting stakeholders to have their say on the port’s future - even though the port is threatened by a road scheme. It includes proposed ... [+]

Newport owner to object to ‘devastating’ road plan

Associated British Ports (ABP) is to make a formal objection to the Welsh Government and the Secretary of State for Transport against the compulsory purchase of approximately 87 acres of land through the centre of the Port of Newport for a road scheme. ABP says its operations in Newport support around ... [+]

ABP slams Newport motorway plan

Associated British Ports (ABP) has protested to the Welsh government that plans for a new M4 relief road through Newport would severely curtail its operations at Wales' largest general cargo port. The BBC reported ABP's Matthew Kennerley as saying that the motorway scheme would eat into the port's land reserves ... [+]

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