ABP – Visit Hull


ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s busiest port, and Southampton, the nation’s second largest and Europe’s most efficient container port, as well as the UK’s number one for cars and cruise.

The group’s other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship’s agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.

Together with its customers, ABP supports 84,000 jobs and contribute £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year.

ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment, and support by experienced employees. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business rely on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets. Helping these firms compete on the global stage and protecting the national energy security are key roles our ports play in the UK economy.

ABP’s four Humber ports – Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham – offer an unrivalled mix of facilities and together handle more than 60 million tonnes of cargo annually. With the support of its customers, ABP’s Humber Ports contribute £2.2 billion to the UK economy every year and support 33,000 jobs.

ABP’s Humber facilities offer customers close links to markets in mainland Europe and Scandinavia and expertise in a broad range of cargoes, including energy, vehicles, roll-on roll-off, containers, bulks, liquid bulks and forest products.

Immingham is currently the UK’s largest port by volume and in 2017 Hull will be home to one of the UK’s largest port developments; the £310 million Green Port Hull project with Siemens.


ABP first became involved with Hull 2017 almost three years ago when it supported the city’s bid as one of the Bid Angels. Since then we’ve been working with the City of Culture team to assist them in their endeavours in helping the city achieve its full cultural potential. We’re very much looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings and we’re enormously proud to confirm our status as a major partner. – Simon Bird, ABP Regional Director, Humber

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