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ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) is the leading provider of port facilities and services to shipping and cargo owners via 21 UK ports.

Its ports, together with the other transport-related businesses that constitute the ABP Group, form a UK-wide network capable of handling every conceivable type of cargo.

In a prime location on the north bank of the River Humber, the Port of Hull is one of the UK’s leading foreign-trading ports. Regular short-sea services operate to Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states, and the port also benefits from worldwide deep-sea connections.

The Port of Hull is the fourth largest port for international sea passengers handling nearly one million passengers per year. Hull is also one of the UK’s leading ports for forest products imports and, container and roll-on/roll-off traffic, handling around 10 million tonnes per annum.

ABPs four Humber ports contribute £2.2billion to the UK economy each year and of that figure, £1.56billion is retained within the region. ABP’s Humber operations support 23,000 jobs in the area and handle over 65 million tonnes of cargo every year.