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.

ABP’s Energy Ventures Accelerator 

In June 2024, ABP announced an industry-leading programme, the ‘Energy Ventures Accelerator’, to help promising startups scale their businesses in high-growth energy sectors, such as hydrogen, floating wind and low-carbon fuels.

The Energy Ventures Accelerator will be delivered in partnership with Plug and Play, the world’s leading innovation platform and venture capital investor. ABP is the first UK port operator to partner with Plug and Play, which has a world-wide network of over 550 corporate partners and 65,000 startups in its network.

The announcement comes as ABP recommits to its mission of Keeping Britain Trading whilst signalling its intention to place increasing emphasis on Enabling the Energy Transition. This is underpinned by the company’s commitment to safety, sustainability and its people.

As part of the project, ABP joins Plug and Play’s global network of industrial, energy and technology companies, all with a common interest in connecting with leading-edge innovation in order to diversify, protect and expand their businesses. ABP will focus on developing focused centres for industrial decarbonisation in the Humber, floating offshore wind in South Wales and maritime decarbonisation in Southampton. Find out more

Gateways to Tomorrow

We are committed to building a world where business and supply chains are ready for tomorrow and can make the most of the opportunities presented by the clean energy transition.

That is why we are planning to invest as much as £1.4 billion in large-scala port infrastructure, as part of our sustainability strategy, ‘Ready for Tomorrow’.

ABP is also working with both large and small businesses to drive industrial decarbonisation and scale clean energy industries in the UK.

Discover more about what we do through the eyes of our people by watching our ‘ABP United by Water’ video.

United by Water: Driven by Progress

As an island nation, ports have always been vital to the UK. As the UK’s leading port operator, ABP is central to this contribution.

The role of ports is evolving in new, demanding and exciting ways as the world changes and pressures on the planet and resources grow.

What doesn’t change is the UK’s reliance on its ports. ABP has not only the opportunity, but also the obligation to be at the forefront of change. It’s the challenge but also the chance of lifetime to build a cleaner and greener world for future generations.