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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.

Commercial Enquiries

ABP is the UK's largest and leading rail-connected ports group, with a UK-wide network capable of handling every conceivable type of cargo.

We are equipped to handle your cargo and provide a wide range of flexible storage solutions across our ports.

We understand that you and your customers need safe and time-efficient handling, keeping control of your costs.

With 16 of the company's 21 ports connected to the national rail network, ABP generates nearly 100 rail freight movements a day. In particular, our ports generate large volumes of rail transport for coal and other bulk cargoes and for the movement of containers, especially in to and out of the UK's second largest container port, the Port of Southampton.

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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ABP's dedicated intermodal rail terminals

*Operated by Maritime Transport Ltd 

Delivering for our customers

ABP is committed to using its facilities, knowledge, and expertise to help its customers take advantage of the benefits rail freight can offer their business, which includes competitive prices, reliable services, and less environmental impact than road haulage. ABP's extensive experience of working with the UK rail industry means that it has the level of knowledge to help its customers establish an effective port-connected rail freight operation. If it can be moved by rail, then ABP can make it happen.

Hams Hall is one of the country's busiest inland rail freight terminal, handling in the region of 120,000 TEUs each year. It is operated by Maritime Transport Ltd, and owned by ABP.

ABP's Port of Barry operates an intermodal rail terminal that facilitates container transportation by rail to UK deep-sea hub ports.

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


Located 8 miles (13km) outside Birmingham, the 11ha Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal is situated adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line and handles deep-sea and short-sea traffic to and from ports such as Southampton, Tilbury, and Felixstowe, as well as traffic via the Channel Tunnel and domestic traffic from Scotland.

Located in South East Wales, the Port of Barry’s Intermodal Terminal has direct access to the M4 at Junction 33 and is situated 9 miles (15km) from Cardiff and just 6 miles (10km) from Cardiff airport. There are direct rail services from Barry Docks to Cardiff and onward direct services to London Paddington, Birmingham New Street.



ABP’s port locations in Hull, Immingham and Barry benefit from onsite rail terminals. They offer a wide range of services from logistics to storage, and from stock control to container repairs and de-stuffing to lifting and handling.

These three terminals are in the UK’s best-connected areas by rail, and from here goods can travel across the country, including all types of cargo, from cars to containers to aggregates.

For more information about our locations and the services we offer, please get in touch with our rail expert, Lee Armstrong, at [email protected]

European Connectivity

As the UK’s largest and leading rail-connected port owner and operator, ABP helps handle every type of cargo around our UK-wide network.

Our ports on the Humber offer connections across Europe, reaching customers and companies across Eastern and Western Europe. With the Humber’s shipping connections, cargoes from across the UK can reach the ports of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam with ease, helping strengthen global supply chains.

With 16 out of ABP’s 21 ports connected to the national rail network, ABP generates nearly 100 rail freight movements a day, handling all forms of cargoes, suiting any business need, efficiently, safely and sustainably.

Intermodal Services

ABP has three dedicated Intermodal Rail Terminals, at Barry in South Wales and at Hull and Immingham on the Humber. In South Wales, ABP has capability to transport containers to deep-sea hub port destinations. From the Humber, ABP offers services to terminals across the country, including to the North West, Midlands, Scotland and the East Coast.

As well as containers, the rail hubs at Hull, Immingham and Barry offer services for the automotive, aggregates and steel sectors, as well as providing rail vehicle storage at ABP’s ports of Immingham and Newport.

For more information, contact the team at [email protected]

ABP handles
88 million Tonnes of cargo per year
Of ABP's 21 ports
16 are connected to the rail network
ABP handles around
£150 billion of trade per year