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ABP Property and 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.

Associated British Ports

Keeping Britain Trading

ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country.

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 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, handling £149 billion of trade.

We are 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.

ABP in numbers Each year, we handle
21 ports around Britain £149 billion of trade
16 rail-connected ports £68 billion of exports
119,000 UK jobs supported 25% of all UK seaborne trade
£7.5bn for the UK economy every year 88 million tonnes of cargo
87km of quay: 1.4 million sqm of covered storage  
Around 17GWh renewable energy generated onsite