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ABP launches GB£3.5bn property arm
ABP has launched its transformed property arm as a GB£3.5bn development and investment business with a 960-hectare land bank. 17 Nov 2017
Forklift investment should improve efficiency
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. 13 Sep 2017
Canada extols free trade with UK
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. 17 Jul 2017
ABP invests for growth despite Brexit
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. 05 Apr 2017
ABP invests in the Port of King’s Lynn
ABP has invested £3.3m in the construction of a new bulk warehouse and hydraulic crane at the Port of King’s Lynn. 06 Mar 2017
UK ports muted on Brexit update
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. 18 Jan 2017
UKIP tells EU "hands off" British ports
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. 14 Dec 2016
Ports call for pro-trade UK policies
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. 16 Nov 2016
Ports ‘should be at the forefront’ of UK strategy
The UK government should put its ports at the heart of its Industrial Strategy, according to ABP chief executive James Cooper. 03 Nov 2016
Southampton's desire to re-instate Dibden Bay development
Associated British Ports (ABP) is set to seek permission for a major expansion of Southampton Docks. 01 Nov 2016
ABP invests in hydraulic cranes
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. 29 Sep 2016
North UK ports form partnership
The four main ports in the north of England have agreed a new partnership to create jobs and boost exports across the region. 14 Sep 2016
Hull windfarm blade facility nears completion
Siemens’ new facility in Hull dedicated to building blades for offshore wind turbines for the UK domestic market is approaching completion. 16 Aug 2016
North UK ports broker collaboration pact
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. 30 Jun 2016
‘Cool heads’ needed in response to UK ‘out’ vote
As the United Kingdom voted in favour to leave the European Union, the whole country is left in uncertainty, including the UK shipping industry. 24 Jun 2016
Balancing public with private
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. 27 May 2016
ABP launches Port of Newport Master Plan
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. 05 May 2016
Independent and proud
UK ports should trumpet their often-overlooked achievements. Felicity Landon reports 14 Apr 2016
ABP and Unite take port regulation fight to Strasbourg
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. 07 Mar 2016
Green Port Hull plans submitted
There’s good news today for the UK' s city of Hull – multi million pound plans have been submitted by Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) for a wind turbine factory at the proposed Green Port Hull facility. 14 Dec 2011
ABP first in decade to tap into bonds
Associated British Ports (ABP) has become the first port operator to gain an external credit rating and tap into the bond market in the last decade. 23 Dec 2011
South American orders continue for Liebherr
With the continuing economic development in South America, Austrian crane provider, Liebherr continues on a high level with more orders for cargo handling equipment. 06 Nov 2012
New chief exec for ABP
The current chief executive at Associated British Ports (ABP), Peter Jones, has announced he will be retiring at the end of March 2013 after six years at the helm. 08 Nov 2012
ABP dredging to go ahead
Associated British Ports (ABP) has received the necessary marine licence to carry out a key component of its dredging programme in the Port of Southampton, further improving marine access for large container vessels. 04 Dec 2012
Port development funding
One of the UK’s leading ports groups has signed a multi-million loan facility that will part fund the cost of further development at the country’s second largest container terminal. 11 Jul 2013
Nuisance calls
Wildlife is coming to town, causing ports all kinds of problems. Stevie Knight reports 14 Mar 2014
DP World unveils new British berth
DP World has opened its new £100m container handling facility at ABP’s Port of Southampton, designed to handle the largest and deepest container vessels, in a bid to stay competitive. 02 Apr 2014
Carry on improving
Continuous improvement success depends on discipline, measurement and engagement. Felicity Landon reports 30 May 2014
Open the floodgates for greater recognition
COMMENT: How many people knew, on a dark, dramatic night last December, that the UK’s biggest port was under water, completely paralysed as the sea poured over the lock gates, quays and warehouses were swamped, and engineers were forced to flick the switch on the network of electricity substations, plunging the whole complex into darkness, asks Felicity Landon. 01 Jul 2014
Manifesting support for UK ports
United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has unveiled a new Manifesto – Ports4Prosperity – in a bid to ensure UK ports get the government support they need. 30 Sep 2014
Malaysia sets its sights on ABP
It has been suggested that Malaysia’s largest state pension fund is to make a US$2bn bid for a stake in UK port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP). 06 Nov 2014
Changing financing course
COMMENT: Before the financial crash in 2008, port finance got very sexy - a spate of deals done circa 2006-2007 saw all manner of 'privatisations' where port operators sold their crown jewels to investment funds for vast sums, and leased them back, writes Barry Parker. 05 Nov 2014
EU port regulation will undermine UK ports
The latest incarnation of the proposed EU Port Services Regulation could challenge UK port potential, according to the country’s largest port operator. 27 Mar 2015
Canadians take a stake in ABP
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure have signed an agreement to invest approximately £1.6bn (C$2.9bn) to acquire a 30% stake in Associated British Ports (ABP). 31 Mar 2015
ABP invests in vehicle handling
Associated British Ports (ABP) is building a port that will support the car industry in the UK by investing £12m in its vehicle handling facilities at Southampton. 14 Apr 2015
Under the microscope
COMMENT: Just how much ports are under the microscope nowadays when they are located close to a city or populated areas is highlighted by the recent experience of Associated British Ports’ (ABP) port of Southampton, writes Mike Mundy. 29 May 2015
Nick Palmer loses MND battle
Nick Palmer, Associated British Ports’ former port director for Grimsby and Immingham, has died at the age of 56. 12 Sep 2015
UK must “live with” EU port regulation
The UK government appears to be wavering in its fight against the EU Port Services Regulation. Speaking at London International Shipping Week, Robert Goodwill MP, UK Minister for Shipping & Ports, told delegates that the industry will have to “live with” the PSR. 15 Sep 2015
DP World buys remaining Southampton terminal stake
DP World has acquired the remaining 49% stake in DP World Southampton from Associated British Ports (ABP) which has made the operator the sole owner of the business. 10 Nov 2015
Shining the light on energy savings
The Associated British Ports’ (ABP) owned Newport Docks in South Wales is benefitting from around 81% in energy savings owing to its new upgraded lighting system. 17 Nov 2015