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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 Southampton has completed a major milestone in a programme to invest more than £1 million in solar energy on ABP-owned buildings

This latest phase of investment has seen more than 2,000 roof-mounted solar panels installed on Ocean Terminal, the port’s largest cruise terminal. With its new carbon neutral status, the building is now generating more electricity than it is consuming.
Working in partnership with Carnival UK whose cruise brands include P&O Cruises and Cunard, this major milestone is one part of the wider plan for the port’s investment in renewable energy and commitment to further improving the port’s overall environmental performance.
The energy generated by the solar panels equates to an average of 584KW per hour which is enough energy to power an electric car for 1.8 million miles.

Alastair Welch ABP Southampton director

“Managing our impact on the environment is a serious and long-term commitment for us. We’re determined to do what we can alongside our neighbours on the port to support measures that deliver cleaner air, cleaner water and cleaner energy.
“We‘re constantly working to see how we can continue to create a better environment and we’re delighted to have achieved carbon neutral status at the port’s largest cruise terminal. This is a significant milestone following our latest investment in renewable energy.”

Steven Young Carnival UK’s VP Port & Shore Operations

"This is a superb and very commendable initiative. The solar panels are a very positive contribution to our overall environmental agenda within the port."