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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.


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 has invested around a quarter of a million pounds on a cutting edge engineering facility to bolster the development and maintenance of the Port of Hull

It has taken a year to create the 800 square meter workshop that will be used by 30 mechanical and electrical staff - including apprentices - to service the infrastructure and machinery of the port for many years to come.
Friends and family were welcomed to an official open day that gave them the opportunity to understand operations by getting up-close-and-personal with huge pieces of machinery and safety demonstrations such as first aid.

Glenn Silburn ABP maintenance manager

“This highly anticipated project has all-round benefits as it will improve the working environment for staff and it will also enhance the efficiency of the port as there is more dedicated workspace and equipment to hand.
“There was a real buzz at the open day with children as young as two in attendance learning about what their mum or dad does at work. There were cranes, access platforms, bobcats and shovels on display and our contractors Northern Divers and Stead Engineering came along to show how we work together.”

Hull - the UK’s leading softwood timber port - covers 3,000 acres and handles around 10 million tonnes of cargo each year.
The engineering team is vital in ensuring the smooth running of the busy port. The new facility will enable them to test the safety of chains and hooks used around the port and has equipment such as an overhead crane, hydraulic press and a pedestal drill to facilitate the vital works.