Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK’s leading ports group, with a network of 21 ports around Great Britain handling around a quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade in goods. By facilitating trade and connecting British businesses and manufacturers to international markets, our ports act as important drivers of economic growth across the UK. Together with our customers, our ports handle over £150 billion of UK trade. ABP is also a major and growing provider of green energy infrastructure – such as providing bases for offshore wind and infrastructure for the handling and storage of net zero commodities such as hydrogen and sequestrated carbon.
In fulfilling these vital trading and net zero roles for the UK, together with our customers, our ports contribute £15 billion+ to the UK economy and support 200,000+ jobs. The jobs we directly provide are around a third better rewarded and more productive than UK averages. These jobs are ‘beacon’ jobs in areas which, too often, are amongst the most deprived in the UK.
We are redefining what Keeping Britain Trading means in the greener, cleaner economy of the future. This is reflected in our sustainability strategy, ‘Ready for Tomorrow’, which sets out our plan to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations by 2040 by the latest.
All of this is founded on safe and secure operations. Safety is an enduring core value of ABP.
ABP is owned by five blue chip pension companies and sovereign wealth funds which share the long-term perspective of the business and a commitment to invest in world-leading port infrastructure and services.