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ABP Property and Other Businesses

ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 950 hectares of port-based development land.

ABPmer

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.

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Chris Bowlas

ABP hosts a wide range of Ro-Ro and ferry services connecting freight and people to destinations across Europe, including Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain.

ABP’s Humber ports alone offer over 70 regular sailings per week between the UK and mainland Europe, whilst Plymouth offers daily services to Roscoff in France.

ABP offers dedicated Ro-Ro terminals for moving both freight and passengers to and from northern Europe. Our customers include P&O Ferries, DFDS and Brittany Ferries, amongst Europe’s leading Ro-Ro and ferry operators.

ABP’s Humber ports alone offer over 70 regular sailings per week between the UK and mainland Europe, whilst Plymouth offers daily services to Roscoff in France.

The Port of Hull is home to the only passenger services from the Humber, the overnight P&O services to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, which welcome more than a million passengers each year.

ABP also offers Ro-Ro facilities which are available to host new services in Swansea and Ipswich.

Ports currently handling this sector

Delivering for our customers

Our ports offer some 29 berths currently handling or capable of handling Ro-Ro vessels. Our Ports of Hull and Immingham already handle over 11 million tonnes of Ro-Ro traffic every year; there is the capacity available to handle much more.

Global shipping company DFDS, which operates 34 services a week into the Port of Immingham and are projecting significant growth in the volumes they handle in the coming years. To meet the challenges of their projections, ABP has committed to investing £2.8 million in expanding the land and services available to support the operations of DFDS in the port.

If you would like to find out more about how ABP can help your business please get in touch with our sector expert, Chris Bowlas.

Connectivity

ABP’s ports offer excellent marine access, complimented by efficient road and rail links to inland destinations throughout Britain.

ABP’s Humber ports alone offer over 70 regular sailings per week between the UK and mainland Europe, whilst Plymouth offers daily services to Roscoff in France. The Port of Hull operates the only passenger services from the Humber: overnight P&O Ferry services to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, which welcome more than a million passengers each year.

For deep sea and short sea freight options, Hull and Immingham, offer a multitude of services to the Continent, Scandinavia, and The Baltic, for both accompanied and unaccompanied trailer operations. DFDS Seaways, a market leader in Ro-Ro freight shipping, operates out of the Port of Immingham, and offers door-to-door services to Europe. Brittany Ferries operates services to France and Spain carrying around 450,000 passengers a year from Plymouth.

The Port of Southampton is also home to the Red Funnel ferry service to the Isle of Wight - offering 40 sailings a day in summer.

 

ABP handles over
640,000 Ro-ro units per year
ABP’s Humber ports offer over
70 regular sailings to Europe every week
ABP welcomes
1.2 million ferry passengers per year