COMMENT: In November, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, launched its transformed property arm with a 960-hectare land bank, marking a further step in the gradual transition of the group from port operator to a development company of port, logistics and manufacturing complexes in 21 UK ports, writes Peter de Langen.
ABP has launched its transformed property arm as a GB£3.5bn development and investment business with a 960-hectare land bank.
ABP’s Port of Ipswich in the UK has announced an £170,000 investment in new Linde forklift trucks to improve efficiency of port operations.
Canada’s High Commissioner has told British MPs that the UK should stand with Canada in promoting free trade on the international stage during Brexit negotiations.
British port operator, ABP has invested £50 million to more than double the capacity of its two Humber container terminals in response to continued growth in demand, despite Brexit.
ABP has invested £3.3m in the construction of a new bulk warehouse and hydraulic crane at the Port of King’s Lynn.
The response from UK ports was muted to Theresa May’s long-awaited Brexit speech, which took place yesterday at Lancaster House, Westminster, in front of an audience of EU ambassadors.
The latest attempts by the European Union to regulate British ports are a perfect illustration of why the UK voted for Brexit, says the UK Independence Party’s Transport spokesman.
The UK Government must raise the priority of trade and ports in a post-Brexit world, particularly in the allocation of infrastructure funding, said James Cooper, chairman of the UK Major Ports Group, at the group’s annual reception in Westminster.
The UK government should put its ports at the heart of its Industrial Strategy, according to ABP chief executive James Cooper.
Associated British Ports (ABP) is set to seek permission for a major expansion of Southampton Docks.
ABP has ordered five new hydraulic cranes worth £6 million to be used across the Group and in the process has given a UK supplier one of the largest tenders of its type.
The four main ports in the north of England have agreed a new partnership to create jobs and boost exports across the region.
Siemens’ new facility in Hull dedicated to building blades for offshore wind turbines for the UK domestic market is approaching completion.
In the wake of Brexit, major ports across the north of the UK have agreed to unprecedented collaboration to ensure their unified voice is heard by government.
As the United Kingdom voted in favour to leave the European Union, the whole country is left in uncertainty, including the UK shipping industry.
COMMENT: Associated British Ports, the leading UK port developer and operator, announced a masterplan through to 2035 for one of its ports, Newport in Wales, writes Peter de Langen.
Associated British Ports, or ABP, has launched a consultation on the Port of Newport Master Plan, a document that sets out ABP’s future vision for growth and development at the Port of Newport from now until 2035.
UK ports should trumpet their often-overlooked achievements. Felicity Landon reports
Representatives from the dock workers union, Unite, and
Associated British Ports (ABP) have travelled to Strasbourg to urge members of the European Parliament to reject the European Commission’s proposal for a new port services regulation.
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