Other Businesses

ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.


Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.


ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

Supporting our communities

ABP is dedicated to supporting communities around Britain, from raising money for local charities and good causes to helping young people pursue rewarding careers in maritime.

Our sponsorship of the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon, the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 5K and the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k are annual events supported by ABP, with tens of thousands of runners taking part to raise money for a multitude of charities.


Amongst many other charities we support across the country, teams from ABP contest the annual Houses of Parliament Tug of War competition supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our ports regularly accommodate tours from local schools, such as in South Wales where we have partnered with Engineering Education Scheme Wales to host ‘Girls into STEM’ activities as we look to inspire the next generation of engineers.


ABP partners with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Scouts to organise regular beach cleans at Spurn to help protect our local environment from marine plastic and our team at the Port of Barrow supported the Great British Spring Clean event, drawing together the local community to help litter pick.

In 2022, ABP is sponsoring nine running events in 2022 close to five of its port locations: Cleethorpes (near to ABP’s port of Grimsby), Southampton, and Barry Island, Newport, and Cardiff in South Wales.

These charity runs include two marathons, three half marathons, three 10K runs and one 5K run.

Links to the entries:

27 March - Cardiff Half Marathon
Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon | Run like you’ve never run before in our flat, fast iconic road race around Wales' capital city

24 April - ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

ABP Southampton Marathon | 10k | Half Marathon | April 2022

7 August - ABP Barry Island 10K
ABP Barry Island 10K | 10K Race & Family Fun Run

18 September - ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon and 5K (not open yet)
ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon and 5K

23 October - ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10k
ABP Newport Wales Marathon | Experience one of the UK's flattest marathons. Enjoy an unbeatable Welsh sporting welcome.