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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.


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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 Southampton today (Tuesday 19 June) launches its new Air Quality Strategy which sets out a package of proposals to accelerate improvements in air quality around the UK's number one export, automotive and cruise port

The Strategy aims to accelerate progress to deliver clean air in the city working with Southampton City Council and the Government. The proposals set out plans to continue the trend of reducing emissions in the city without the need for a city-wide charging regime.

Alastair Welch ABP Southampton Director

“We hope that in implementing our proposed package of measures the need for the council to introduce blanket charging for HGVs across the city will be removed.
“It’s not only important that the port, our customers and the city council continue to focus on improving air quality, it’s important that we work together to accelerate those improvements and build on the significant progress that has already been made. Our Strategy is designed to make sure we play our full part and deliver a sustainable future for the port which, as the UK’s number one export and cruise port, makes such a vital contribution to the local and national economy.”

The port is working with cruise line partners, shipping lines, port users and tenants and energy suppliers to deliver cleaner air for the city of Southampton.
To view the full report please visit http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Port_Information/Sustainability/