Our mission is “Keeping Britain Trading”. Our network of 21 ports handles around one quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade, and over £150 billion of UK trade annually.View more
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The Port of Ayr is the first commercial port as vessels enter the Firth of Clyde, on the West Coast of Scotland. With excellent road and rail connectivity, and proximity to Glasgow, every year, the Port of Ayr handles 340,000 tonnes of cargo.
The Port of Barrow offers world-class marine engineering services to the offshore wind industry on the Cumbrian coast. It has 15ha of secure open storage and is the site of BAE Systems' submarine design and manufacturing facility.
The Port of Barry, west of Cardiff, is a key facility for the region's chemical industry, handling liquid bulks, as well as having expertise in the handling of steel, scrap metal, containers, dry bulks, coal, and aggregates.
The Port of Cardiff’s excellent location, transport links and facilities make Cardiff the ideal choice for customers moving a wide range of commodities, including: containers, forest products, fresh produce, dry and liquid bulks.
The Port of Fleetwood’s position on the edge of Morecambe Bay makes it ideal to service the Irish Sea offshore wind industry. The port also has significant development opportunities available for the design and construction of bespoke business space.
The Port of Garston, Liverpool, specialises in handling a wide array of cargo, from dry bulks to steel products; annually handling around 500,000 tonnes of cargo. New investment has extended its dry bulk storage for a range of cargoes including grain, ores and sand.
The Port of Goole is the UK’s premier inland port, handling around 1.5 million tonnes of various cargoes per year. Constant water level allows heavy-lift working on most berths and it also has a dedicated rail-freight terminal.
The Port of Grimsby is one of the UK’s leading automotive ports and a major hub for the burgeoning offshore wind industry. It also handles a wide range of other cargoes, whilst retaining strong links to the fishing and food industries.
ABP owns Hams Hall, which is operated by Maritime Transport Ltd. It is one of the country's busiest inland rail freight terminals handling in the region of 120,000 TEUs each year.
The Port of Hull is the UK’s leading softwood timber port and the focus of the offshore wind sector on the Humber. Key features include the Hull Container Terminal and the Humber International Enterprise Park, one of the largest development sites in the UK.
The Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling around 46 million tonnes of cargo every year. The port is a critical part of the supply chain for sustainable electricity generation and other energy production, helping power the nation.
The Port of Ipswich, at the head of the River Orwell, handles over 2 million tonnes of cargo per year. It is the UK’s leading grain export port and handles a range of other products such as fertiliser, cement and aggregates.
The Port of King’s Lynn has benefited from recent £3.3 million investment, in storage and equipment. Handling agribulks and aggregates, it also has expertise in specialist industrial project cargo, supporting the development of major UK infrastructure construction.
The Port of Lowestoft handles around 30,000 tonnes of cargo per year. ABP’s £25 million development of the Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF) will support the growth of the offshore wind sector, and have a profound, positive economic impact for the region.
The most easterly of ABP's South Wales ports, Newport handles around £1 billion of UK trade every year. With excellent links to the nearby M4 and direct rail connections, the port occupies a prime location to service the UK's main industrial and commercial regions.
The historic Port of Plymouth is now a bustling modern port, contributing over £95 million to the UK economy, handling around 80,000 tonnes of cargo each year. It is also home to Brittany Ferries' services to France and Spain.
Port Talbot is one of the few UK’s deep water ports, capable of handling cape-size vessels of up to 170,000dwt. The port handles project and heavy lift cargoes, steels and other metals, building aggregates and cargoes to support the offshore energy sector.
The Port of Silloth is located in Cumbria close to Carlisle with good road connections to the M6. It expertly handles a wider variety of cargoes, from supporting onshore wind projects and supplying local farming communities, to the specialist handling of molasses.
Close to major shipping lanes on the South Coast, linking the UK to European and global markets, Southampton is Britain’s ‘Gateway to the World'. It is the UK’s number one export port, the UK’s number one port for automotive and Europe’s number one turnaround port for cruise.
The Port of Swansea has the capacity to handle large vessels and is equipped to handle a wide range of cargo. The port is an attractive destination for visiting cruises and offers exciting development opportunities.
The Port of Teignmouth, serves South West England and is a key hub for the construction, agriculture and ball clay markets. Deepening of berths has enabled this growing port to build on the 460,000 tonnes of cargo it handles each year.
The Port of Troon plays an integral role in Scotland’s supply chains and is home to TimberLINK, a sustainable distribution service which handles over 100,000 tonnes of timber each year across Scotland and Ireland.
Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage, and Southampton, the nation’s number one export port, handling £40 billion of UK exports each year. ABP is an essential partner for the Offshore Wind industry, providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for over 50% of the sector’s activity.
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Ensuring all of our people go home safely everyday is at the heart of our values. Our behavioural safety programme ‘Beyond Zero’ has set an ambitious objective: no accidents at ABP.View our safety information