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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.


ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

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Paul Hatley

ABP offers unparalleled expertise in safely handling a wide range of forest products, including timber, reels, palletised paper and board. ABP offers facilities and services to leading forest products business across the nation.

ABP offers unparalleled expertise in safely handling a wide range of forest products, including timber, reels, palletised paper and board.

Our expert and highly trained teams are ready to work in partnership to deliver the solutions your business needs.

ABP’s expertise ranges from the discharging Ro-Ro cargoes and de-vanning containers to providing storage with integrated stock management IT solutions and haulage services.

ABP also has the ability to invest and develop brand new facilities tailored to meet customers’ requirements.


Forest Products Brochure (4.2Mb)

Delivering for our customers

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.

ABP has recently invested more than £500 million in port facilities and equipment. This includes state-of-the-art terminal facilities, handling equipment and industry-leading storage facilities to
serve the forest products market.

Our depth of expertise also includes managing shipping operations, as exemplified by the unique Timberlink service which provides sustainable supply chain solutions for roundwood timber from the Argyll peninsula in Scotland.

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 Hatley.


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.

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