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.

Business is booming at the Port of Hull with over £3 million recently invested to cater for increased demand and to secure jobs.

Leading port operator ABP has recently completed the purchase of over 30 pieces of bespoke machinery to support extra business and to assist the new operation of in-house haulage for the Container, Dry Bulks and Finland terminals.

The growing trade of containers has seen the port handle seven additional vessels per week and recently, shipping company I-Motion has heralded a new trading link between ABP’s Port of Hull and the Port of Ghent, Belgium.

ABP has strengthened the workforce in terms of headcount and skills development to bolster the in-house haulage operation. New state-of-the-art tugs, trailers and forklift trucks will underpin the operation for many years to come. They are the workhorses for the port and will manoeuvre millions of tonnes of cargo including wheat, biomass (wood pellets that are burnt for electricity), timber and soda ash, used in the manufacture of glass.

Simon Bird ABP Humber Director

“There are so many advantages to building permanent teams at our ports. By creating secure jobs for our community, we also maintain high levels of expertise in the port, increase efficiency and develop a lasting camaraderie amongst our people.

“This major investment in manpower and horse power means that our customer base will continue to be provided with the most efficient services available. We believe that it also highlights our confidence in the port’s future as we continue to invest in growth.

“It’s fantastic news that we’re seeing this boost, as growth at the Port of Hull means more jobs and growth in the wider community.”

Recent figures show that The Port of Hull has increased its contribution to the UK economy to £813 million and it now supports 12,000 jobs nationally, in various departments including finance, marine and engineering.