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 is the Statutory Harbour Authority for a number of ports and harbours located around the UK. Each port or harbour has its own bye-laws. These are local laws for the regulation and administration of the port or harbour concerned. As a general rule, the bye-laws set out the powers of the harbour master and provide for the orderly control of such matters as navigation, mooring and handling of goods and cargo. Bye-laws are made by the Statutory Harbour Authority (ABP or its predecessors) using delegated powers originally conferred by Act of Parliament.

ABP Port Rules 2016

Ayr Harbour Bye-Laws

Barrow Bye-Laws 1985

Barry Docks Bye-Laws

Cardiff Bute Docks (Regulation of Vehicles) Bye-laws 1982

Cardiff Dock and Harbour Bye-Laws 2003

Fleetwood Harbour and Docks Bye-Laws 1982

Garston Docks (Traffic Control) Bye-Laws 1980

Garston Docks Bye-Laws 1911

Grimsby Docks (Regulation of Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1979

Grimsby Docks Bye-Laws

Hull Docks Bye-Laws

Humber Navigation Bye-Laws 1990

Immingham Dock Bye-Laws

Immingham Docks (Regulation of Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1979

Ipswich Bye-Laws 1996

King's Lynn Docks Bye-Laws

Lowestoft Harbour Bye-Laws 1993

Newport Alexandra Dock Bye-Laws

Newport Alexandra Dock Additional General Bye-Laws

Newport Alexandra Dock Supplementary Bye-Laws

Plymouth Great Western Docks Bye-Laws

Port Talbot Bye-Laws

Port Talbot Supplementary Bye-Laws

Silloth Bye-Laws

South Wales Ports (Regulation of Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1982

Southampton Harbour Bye-Laws 2003

Swansea Harbour Bye-Laws 1924

Swansea Harbour Additional Bye-Laws 1971

Teignmouth Bye-Laws 1951

Troon Harbour Bye-Laws