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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ABP handles 2 million tonnes of steel and other metal products every year. We have a range of ports and specialist teams across the country, all with vast experience in providing a wide range of value-added handling solutions, tailored to meet customer requirements.

We provide our customers with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for cargo handling, storage and distribution

We work flexibly and collaboratively with customers and constantly invest in our operations to offer the best services available, as well as the room customers need to grow their businesses. We provide our customers with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for cargo handling, storage and distribution.

Our expertise and facilities in the sector now includes specialist steel products handler, W.E. Dowds in South Wales.

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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.

In South Wales, we have a steel terminal at the Port of Newport that currently handles over 500,000 tonnes of steel each year.

This facility has 300,000 square metres of covered storage, with an undercover rail siding served by gantry cranes. In addition, the southside Queen Alexandra Dock in Cardiff has a specialist steel terminal complete with a long product manufacturing plant and state-of-the-art equipment.

On the Humber, our ports of Hull and Goole have covered steel-handling terminals to manage your cargo safely and securely. The ISO9001:2000-accredited All Weather Terminal in Hull is the UK’s first fully-enclosed cargo-handling terminal, with rail and road access for quick and easy distribution of your cargo.

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


ABP’s network of ports benefit from excellent marine access to steel-producing regions. South Wales has exceptional road and timetabled rail connectivity to the West Midlands, linking our rail-served facilities to sources of demand. The Humber ports are in close proximity to the M62 corridor, benefit from excellent rail access and are ideally situated for short sea trade to major steel plants in Europe.

ABP offers you and your customers an unparalleled range of locations, routes and logistics solutions for both import and export flows.

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