Fresh produce & perishables 

Seven of ABP’s ports handle fresh produce

Cardiff - Fleetwood - Grimsby - Hull - Immingham - Southampton - Troon

The Port of Southampton owns a dedicated fresh produce facility, operated by Solent Stevedores, which has temperature, controlled, covered storage, and has been developed for the handling of tomatoes imported from the Canary Islands.

ABP’s ports of Grimsby, Hull, Fleetwood, and Troon, have historical connections with the fishing industry that proudly continue today. As a result, facilities can be found at these ports that specialise in the storage, packing, and distribution of fish products and can be used for a wider-range of products.

The use of these facilities is not tied to cargo being directly shipped through the ports; these facilities are being used for handling the import of containerised fish products from around the world, building on the skills and expertise that has been developed in these traditional industries.

Our Ports of Hull and Cardiff operate two cold stores. Hull has a close connection between the Cold Store and roro freight trade on the Hull to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge routes bringing with it large volumes of meat products. Cardiff port has expertise in handling frozen fruit juices for companies involved in the distribution of these products throughout Wales and beyond.

For the handling of fresh produce, ABP has developed close working relationships with the local port health authorities to try to ensure the best possible service for these sensitive and high-value products.

Our commercial team would be pleased to put together a package of port facilities tailored for your business in our unique network of 21 ports.

Key contact:


Ian Palacio - Commercial Manager
02380 488 841