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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.


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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.

Commercial Enquiries


ABP operates two major container terminals on the Humber, the UK’s busiest trading estuary, at Hull and Immingham. Our terminals offer a combined total of 26 vessel calls every week connecting destinations across Europe and beyond, and we have the expertise, facilities and land available to deliver value-added services for customers. At the Port of Southampton, our partners DPWS operate the UK’s second largest container terminal, handling over around 2.0 million TEU every year.

ABP’s network of ports around Britain benefit from excellent marine access to important industrial regions.

ABP’s container terminals in Hull and Immingham offer customers flexible, reliable and efficient supply chain solutions. Over the past 5 years volumes have increased by over 40% as more and more businesses choose to benefit from improved access to UK, European and global markets, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities and value-added services ABP provides.

The DPWS container terminal (www.dpworldsouthampton.com) in Southampton remains the UK’s second largest container terminal capable of handling the largest vessels in the world.

Delivering for our customers

ABP is investing £50 million in our container terminals in Hull and Immingham to meet fast-growing customer demand and is on course to boost capacity to more than 500,000 containers each year. Our investment includes brand new Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes and state-of-the-art terminal management systems designed to provide a fast, reliable and efficient service.

Hull and Immingham also both offer greater flexibility for customers with no forward booking for collections or drop-offs required, as well as value-added services such as devanning and stuffing.

Our commercial team is dedicated to working collaboratively with customers to tailor and deliver the right supply chains solutions.

If you would like to find out more about how ABP can help your business please get in touch with our sector expert, Maria Matuszek or Iain Barnett.

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Ports currently handling this sector

Hull Container Terminal (HCT) open for road operations;

Monday - Friday 0500 – 2200

Saturday 0500 – 1300

Sunday Closed

* bank holidays times may vary

Shipside operations 24/7

Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) ; open for road operations Monday from 06:00h throughout day and night to 12.00h Saturday. Sunday open 06:00 to 12.00h noon.

* bank holidays times may vary

Shipside operations 24/7

Haulier Driver Induction Hull Container Terminal (HCT)


Our Humber container terminals both offer excellent road and rail access, enabling swift and efficient transport of cargo to major distribution hubs and centres of production and consumption in Britain.

Southampton also benefits from excellent road and rail links, with 20 rail services every day moving containers to a range of destinations.

ABP handles
1.4 million containers per year
ABP handles
88 million tonnes of cargo per year
Investment of
£50 million in Hull and Immingham Container Terminals