ABP Update: Supporting our customers, carers and key workers

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 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.

Kind regards,

The ABP team