Future Ports: Wales Vision Suppliers Careers

ABP Property and 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.

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.

The Port of Southampton has been awarded ‘Port of the Year’ at this year’s global Seatrade Cruise Awards, held in Miami yesterday (28 September).

Port of Southampton celebrates ‘Port of the Year’ at Seatrade Cruise Awards

The Port of Southampton has been awarded ‘Port of the Year’ at this year’s global Seatrade Cruise Awards, held in Miami yesterday (28 September).

The prestigious annual event brings together cruise industry suppliers from 140 countries. The 2021 awards celebrate the successes and resilience of the industry after a challenging time.

As Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port, Southampton played a critical role in supporting this crucial sector through the past 18 months. This included working with partners to safely repatriate ships, crews and passengers during the voluntary pause in operations, and to successfully restart cruise passenger operations from the port in May this year.

Meanwhile, the port has invested in the future of cruise. On 3 July it welcomed the first cruise ship and passengers to its brand new £55 million sustainability-focused Horizon Cruise Terminal. Horizon features solar arrays and shore power, helping to place the port firmly at the forefront of the future of cruise.

Rebekah Keeler, Head of Cruise at ABP Southampton, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the Port of the Year award at the Seatrade Cruise Awards. We welcome this acknowledgement of our important role in the global cruise industry. Southampton has a fantastic cruise infrastructure and partners so it’s great to share this accolade with our colleagues.”