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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.

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1.7 million cars a year pass through our ports on the Humber and in Southampton. Efficiency is at the heart of our offering, backed by our expert handling services and performance-tracked quality assurance.

ABP offers a complete supply chain solution that ensures our customers’ vehicles move safely and efficiently through our ports.

We understand that you and your customers need safe and time-efficient handling, keeping control of your costs. ABP’s extensive portfolio of facilities, backed by well-equipped stevedoring operations and other services, will help your business achieve that objective.

Throughout our network of 21 ports around Britain, our expert and highly-trained teams are ready to work in partnership to deliver the solutions your business needs.

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Delivering for our customers

Our aim is to reduce transport time and costs by streamlining the process from start to finish. We will work with you to optimise cost efficiencies using our extensive experience and a track record in working as a trusted partner with some of the largest brands in the automotive industry. ABP offers a complete supply chain solution that ensures our customers’ vehicles move safely and efficiently through our ports.

Committed to helping our customers succeed, we are investing to expand our specialist automotive port facilities and services. This includes a £50 million investment in new vehicle handling facilities at the Port of Southampton, increasing our vehicle storage capacity to accommodate growing industry demand. We have also invested in infrastructure to handle larger vessels, such as the £26 million Grimsby River Terminal.

If you would like to find out more about how ABP can help your business please get in touch with our automotive team ([email protected]).


ABP’s 21 ports give our customers unrivalled access and connectivity. Our key automotive ports have best-in-class rail and road connections allowing efficient access to and from the UK’s key manufacturing and distribution hubs. Our ports are on the regular call schedule for the major automotive shipping lines giving unparalleled access to European and global markets.

ABP offers you and your customers an expansive range of locations, routes and logistics solutions for import and export flows.

Every year ABP handles
40% of all UK automotive trade
1.7 million cars per year
ABP has invested
£76 million in vehicle handling facilities