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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Whatever your project cargo needs, ABP can handle it. Teams across our network of ports offer a wealth of expertise in handling a wide range of project cargo safely and efficiently.

Whatever your project cargo needs, ABP can handle them.

Our commitment to investing in training and skills means our teams are equipped to handle complex challenges and are capable of offering the highest standards of service.

Heavy, out-of-gauge or unusual product cargoes are routinely handled with precision and efficiency by our expert teams. From the enormous to the small, from the robust to the most delicate and from the awkward to the simple, ABP has the expertise that can deliver the right solutions for your business.

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Delivering for our customers

You and your customers need safe and time-efficient handling, keeping control of your costs. Our facilities and investments help our customers achieve that objective.

ABP has recently invested more than £500 million in port facilities and equipment. This includes state-of-the-art cranes, terminal facilities and equipment. ABP can discharge or load vessels quickly, safely and securely, minimizing our customers’ exposure to unforeseen risks and maximizing certainty on cost.

Our ongoing investment programme means that we maintain world-class berths, the latest and most efficient processing equipment and the right people, ready to help you with your business needs.

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. This gives you and your customers an expansive range of locations, routes and logistics solutions.

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