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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.


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’s iconic structures lit up in purple. Left to right: Troon, Cardiff, Barrow

Today, 3rd December 2021, Associated British Ports (ABP) lit up iconic buildings across eight of its 21 ports, to mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

ABP’s ports of Ayr, Barrow-in-Furness (featured) Cardiff (featured), Grimsby, Hull, Immingham, King’s Lynn, Southampton and Troon (featured) all took part in the annual celebration of people with disabilities (#PurpleLightUp). Seven of the nine ports were lit up for the first time.

With its participation in this annual event, ABP wishes to celebrate the efforts of all persons living with visible or invisible disabilities, who are playing their part in supporting the UK economy. 

Alison Rumsey, ABP’s Chief HR Officer, said:

“At ABP, we continue to be committed to the development of a more inclusive working community and we recognise the importance our ports can play in increasing diversity in the workplace. By lighting up our buildings across ports in purple, we wanted to highlight the valuable contribution that our colleagues living with disabilities make and express our gratitude to them for their dedication in keeping Britain trading.”

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the exclusion and inequalities that people with disabilities face world-wide, many of which have been intensified by the Covid 19 crisis.