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.

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Construction Materials

Whatever your construction material needs, ABP can handle it. 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.

ABP’s extensive portfolio of facilities, backed by well-equipped stevedoring operations and other services, will help your business succeed.”

ABP offers unparalleled experience in safely handling a wide range of cargoes for the construction industry. Cementitious, mineral or sensitive construction cargoes are routinely handled with precision and efficiency by our expert teams.

This is further supported by ongoing investment that ensures we offer the best possible facilities and equipment tailored to meet our customers’ needs.

From the lightest to the heaviest and from the awkward to the simple, ABP has the right facilities and expertise for all your cargo handling needs.

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Delivering for our customers

ABP has recently invested more than £500 million in port facilities and equipment. This includes state-of-the-art cranes, terminal facilities, handling equipment and industry-leading bulk storage bays. ABP can discharge or load vessels faster than ever before, keeping cargoes safe and secure.

Further recent investments include specialist silo and covered storage, developed on behalf of customers, many benefitting from rail connectivity.
As well as a comprehensive range of ports around Britain, ABP’s Hams Hall rail terminal in the West Midlands is capable of handling a wide range of construction materials.

Utilising our port locations, we are well positioned to offer a multi-port distribution package with one consolidated contractual agreement, offering significant benefits for your business.

If you would like to find out more about how ABP can help your business please get in touch with our sector expert, Paul Litten.


As the UK’s largest port operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain, we offer excellent marine access. Our ports offer efficient road and rail links, providing swift access to destinations throughout the country. As the UK’s best-connected port operator, ABP provides an unparalleled range of locations, routes and logistics solutions ready to serve our customers’ business needs.

Furthermore, the vast majority of our port locations are adjacent to Crown Estate licenced areas for marine sand and gravel, with space for storage and onward distribution.

ABP handles
88 million Tonnes of cargo per year
ABP handles around
£150 billion of trade per year
More than
£500 million invested in infrastructure