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.

About ABP: who we are

We are Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading and best-connected ports group and we are Keeping Britain Trading.

We continuously invest in the infrastructure, equipment and skills we need to handle a vast array of cargo safely, efficiently and sustainably. Our expert teams work collaboratively to build long-term partnerships and deliver the right supply chain solutions for our customers, including value-added services and brand new facilities tailored to suit their business needs.

ABP also offers large areas of development land across a wide range of strategic port locations, capable of attracting investment and delivering transformational benefits for the economy both locally and nationally.

Our services are also complemented by our marine consultancy, ABPmer, and our dredging specialist, UK Dredging (‘UKD’).

As a vital part of the supply chains of businesses throughout the nation, our 21 ports support 200,000 jobs and contribute £15 billion to the economy every year, handling £157 billion of trade.

ABP is dedicated to supporting the communities which rely on our ports. We are dedicated to serving our customers. We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission:

Keeping Britain Trading