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 summer season is in full swing, and it's been a busy few months at the Port of Southampton; we welcomed four new vessels on their maiden visit to the port, including one cruise ship and three brand-new LNG-powered RORO vessels, coupled with weekly visits from ultra-large container vessels, our waterways are bustling. We reaffirmed our position as the UK's leading cruise port in May after supporting over 70 cruise vessels and 400,000 passengers. Plus, as the weather gets warmer, we also see more leisure users out on the water.

With so much traffic on Southampton Water, how is it managed safely and efficiently? We caught up with Mike Hammond, Assistant Harbour Master in Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), to understand his role in VTS, click the link below.