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.

Our people

ABP has a great team of well-trained, highly skilled people dedicated to delivering excellence for our customers.

We are committed to investing in people to keep them safe, to helping them fulfil their ambitions and to recruiting the right people by offering rewarding and exciting career opportunities.

The ABP Academy provides training and development support for all ABP colleagues, including 60 apprentices. ABP offers a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities, including our award-winning marine apprenticeship scheme. In 2019, ABP also launched its new Graduate Training Programme. 

Reaching out to local communities and young people is an important part of our recruitment activity. Across our ports, ABP visits local schools and colleges to promote the wide spectrum of careers available in ABP, and the wider maritime sector, ranging from engineering and marine pilotage, to environmental management, law and finance.

Promoting diversity

A diverse team is a stronger team. That’s why ABP is committed to promoting diversity across our ports.

ABP has played a leading role in encouraging more women to pursue careers in maritime

Women in maritime

In 2018 we partnered with the Department for Transport and Maritime UK to develop and launch the Women in Maritime Taskforce Charter

At the same time ABP launched its own Gender Diversity Commitment: Recruit | Respect | Reward

We continue to work hard to make sure our team includes people from all backgrounds.

To learn more about our current opportunities visit ABP’s careers site