Associated British Ports


Did you know?

                • We handle around 25% of all UK seaborne trade, which is more than 80 million tonnes of cargo per year.

                • 17 out of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation, providing clean power for the company and its customers.

                • Since 2014, ABP has reduced its absolute GHG emissions by 27%.



Associated British Ports


ABP is the UK’s leading and best­ connected port company and offers a wide range of career opportunities across maritime and logistics. Our network of 21 ports provides a vital link to domestic and international markets and is at the heart of global supply chains.

We handle around 25% of all UK seaborne trade, which is more than 80 million tonnes of cargo per year. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall, as well as ABPmer, a specialist marine consultancy, and UK Dredging (UKD), a dredging services company.

Our commercial strategy has a strong focus on promoting growth in container trade, energy and the offshore wind sector, as well as supporting our existing customers, across a wide range of business sectors.

Every day, we are keeping Britain trading, whilst operating safely and sustainably. We are a key player in the UK maritime industry and the perfect place for you to launch or progress your career.

By choosing ABP, you will join a fantastic team of people who are passionate about logistics and ports. Creating a diverse and inclusive work culture, where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work every day, is one of our strategic priorities.

This year, we took part in National Apprenticeship Week by organising a series of events across our ports, including ‘Shadowing a Manager’ sessions for existing apprentices, career events, regional forums and presentations. Throughout the week, we shared many case studies, showcasing the success of our apprentices
on social media, as part of our #YourFutureWithABP campaign. We have also cast our net further to attract the best talent by launching our 2020 Graduate Training Programme. The programme offers a greater variety and number of roles than previous years, providing a great start for those interested in a career in port management and supporting functions. We have continued to invest in training programmes so our people gain the right skills to succeed. As part of this we have expanded the number of courses offered by the ABP Academy, our internal training centre.

ABP plays an active role in managing the environment in each of our 21 ports. Our sustainable approach is rooted in making efficient use of resources and minimising the impact of our operations, working with our wildlife and continually improving our overall environmental performances. That is why we procure or create enough renewable electricity to cover all of ABP’s own
operational needs. Over the past 12 months we have delivered a succession of renewable energy projects designed to supply our ports, our customers, and the national grid with clean, zero­emission power.
17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation projects, providing clean power for the company and its customers. ABP has continued to reduce its absolute GHG emissions, which not only minimises the environmental impacts of our own operations but also those of other port users. By combining reduced emissions with excellent rail, short sea and coastal shipping connections, ABP continues to improve the resilience and sustainability of wider supply chains.

Become part of an organisation that is keeping cargo moving to ensure our homes and businesses are powered and supermarket and pharmacy shelves ­stocked.
Wake up every day with a strong sense of motivation, knowing that you are doing your part to keep Britain trading, whilst at the same time advancing technology that will help build a greener world.


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