ABP Update: Operational continuity and opportunities at Ports

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.

As the UK Governments restrictions on movement and social distancing measures continue so does ABP’s focus on health and safety procedures at our Ports. We have made exhaustive efforts to ensure that appropriate PPE is available at all our locations and want to thank our partners and suppliers for their support in helping us in these endeavours. Additional safeguards and inspections continue across our Ports and we would also like to thank our valued customers, contractors and customer’s representatives for their continued co-operation and patience whilst these are performed.

ABP continue to deliver operational continuity for our customers and have been able to maintain our standard operating hours despite reduced staffing in some locations. Customer requirements and resource plans are being constantly reviewed and we appreciate the regular customer dialogue and request that you continue to provide as much visibility on forward plans as possible.  Several of you are experiencing significant challenges managing your supply chain logistics during the crisis. We have a number of opportunities across the group for emergency storage solutions to help you during this difficult time and encourage you to talk to us about any additional requirements.

Discussions on support and recovery plans with the UK Government continue. There have been no substantive changes this week. As the UK’s leading port operator with a critical strategic role in supporting the nation’s supply chains, we will continue to provide updates on this dynamic situation in accordance with government advice.

Should you have any issues or questions related to any specific ABP locations, please speak to your contact at the relevant ABP facility.

Together we will continue to fulfil our mission: Keeping Britain Trading.

Kind regards,

The ABP team