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.

The Port of Southampton has been voted the best UK port in the British Cruise Awards 2018

The award was sponsored by Marella Cruises and was presented by their Managing Director, Chris Hackney at a glittering ceremony held at the House of Lords.
Now in their eighth year, The British Cruise Awards are the most prestigious consumer awards celebrating the very best of the cruise industry. Run by Cruise International, officially the UK’s best-selling consumer cruise magazine and part of the award-winning Chelsea Magazine Company, The British Cruise Awards are important because they’re voted for by the people who matter most – holidaymakers.
It is the second year running that the port has been honoured in this way. ABP Southampton Commercial Manager Rebekah Keeler and Head of Landside Operations Liz Stokes received the award on behalf of the port.

Rebekah Keeler ABP Southampton Commercial Manager

“We were delighted to be recognised by the readers of Cruise International and the guests who regularly take cruises from Southampton.
“It was a fantastic event that covered the full breadth of the excellence within the cruise industry as a whole.”

During August, the port community in Southampton together with cruise partners and the city council, pulled out all the stops to welcome more than 60 cruise calls bringing 340,000 passengers – and a multi-million pound boost to the local economy.