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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.

ABPmer

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 DevCo

ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

ABP and DB Cargo UK jointly won the prestigious award for Customer Care at the Rail Freight Group (RFG)’s annual awards last week, on Thursday 9th September 2021, in recognition of their success in completing a truly innovative rail freight solution for one of their biggest customers, Mini, which is owned by BMW.

ABP and DB Cargo UK win the Rail Freight Group’s award for Customer Care

“ABP is delighted to win this award, jointly with DB Cargo UK. The solution for Mini is a fantastic example of customer care and teamwork, which has not only delivered benefits for all parties involved, but also contributed to benefits to the local environment and, of course, a reduction in carbon emissions.” Lee Armstrong Head of Commercial (Rail)

ABP and DB Cargo UK jointly won the prestigious award for Customer Care at the Rail Freight Group (RFG)’s annual awards last week, on Thursday 9th September 2021, in recognition of their success in completing a truly innovative rail freight solution for one of their biggest customers, Mini, which is owned by BMW.

The RFG Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and commitment from partners across the UK’s rail freight sector. ABP and DB Cargo UK have won in this wide-reaching category, which recognises companies who have demonstrated excellent performance in the overall delivery of customer service. The judges were looking for a winner who clearly demonstrated not only an in-depth understanding of its customers’ needs but also a genuine commitment to serving those needs.

In January 2020, Mini informed DB Cargo UK and ABP that, due to higher customer demand from the Far East, it planned to increase volumes in Southampton’s Eastern Docks from its Oxford production plant. Therefore, DB Cargo UK and ABP required a solution to this logistical challenge.

Further to months of planning and preparations by teams from all parties, and an investment of £300,000 from ABP in the development of the infrastructure at its Port of Southampton, Mini cars were able to be run into the Western Docks by rail. By working together, ABP and DB Cargo UK created a cost-effective solution, that minimised any disruption to Mini’s supply chain, and reduced carbon emissions by 200 tonnes per annum.

The new rail freight solution, which has already grown to five services per week, has delivered both economic and environmental benefits for the customer, as well as unlocking new capacity and additional opportunities for ABP’s Western Docks at its Port of Southampton.

For more information on ABP’s Rail Freight offer, contact [email protected] or visit https://www.abports.co.uk/services/rail-freight/.