The UK Government’s decision to maintain current restrictions on movement and social distancing continues to impact all of us and our businesses. We at ABP understand that many of our customers are facing continuing difficulties, as are we. We continue to work closely with the UK Government and stay alert to the many support schemes in place to assist businesses during this period. Further information on how to access this support can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support.
Our customers and our ABP teams have been making tremendous efforts across our port locations to #clapforourcarers. If you haven’t yet seen the celebrations please visit our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/associated-british-ports/. The Port of Southampton was a hub of creativity last week with Solent Stevedores, DP World Southampton and Ocean Network Express all staging rousing tributes. If you are near one of our ports tonight, please listen out for the ships’ horns and join us in celebrating carers and key workers.
Our network of ports continues to operate as normal and support our customers’ operational requirements. Please continue to talk to us about your requirements during this difficult time so that we can help to manage changes and minimise any impact with you; we will get through this crisis together.
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.
The ABP team