ABP Update: Providing customer solutions

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.

ABP port locations continue to operate as normal to support customers’ ongoing operational requirements. We are working hard to Keep Britain Trading and across the network of ports there are many opportunities to further support emerging challenges. Our teams are helping a number of customers implement contingency plans to deal with non-seasonal peaks in demand, as well as slow-down in supply chains. ABP can support your business through provision of:

  • Additional warehousing / covered storage capacity
  • Open storage in secure compounds
  • Additional value-added services such as cargo handling, bagging and container devanning
  • Layby berths

If you have requirements for additional facilities or services, please make contact via your usual commercial or property contact, or by emailing:

Ralph Windeatt                                                                         Huw Turner

Group Head of Business Development                                Group Head of Property

[email protected]                                                      [email protected]

Following the collaborative efforts of our teams and suppliers to successfully obtain PPE to ensure we can maintain port operations whilst ensuring the safety of colleagues and customers, ABP is delighted to have been able to donate some of that equipment to the NHS in locations across the country. In addition to ensuring appropriate preventative measures are in place ABP is also working hard to access COVID-19 testing kits, keeping the health and safety of essential workers at the forefront of our operations. We continue to be exceptionally proud and thankful to our teams and customers who have helped in Keeping Britain Trading throughout these unprecedented times.

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.

Kind regards,

The ABP team