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Associated British Ports launches strategic development initiative

15 November 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Logistics & Supply Chain, Ports, Maritime & Waterways

Associated British Ports (ABP) is bringing forward more than 1,000 acres of development land to support the UK’s supply chain, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors.


ABP operates 21 ports around the UK and is making 14 strategic sites, encompassing a total of 1,075 acres (435ha), available for a range of business uses.


ABP’s Chief Executive Officer, Henrik L. Pedersen, said: “Our ports – with their superb connectivity both domestic and internationally, together with established infrastructure – already play a key role in the UK manufacturing, supply chain and energy sectors.


“This initiative will enable a growing number of businesses to leverage our land, property partnering expertise and power capacity. 


“We believe this can make a significant contribution to the country’s economic vibrancy and supply chain efficiency."


A first tranche of 14 sites is being brought forward at ports including: Cardiff, Immingham, Newport, Port Talbot, Southampton and Hull. 


Next year will see the release of further opportunities. All locations benefit from strong rail and road connectivity plus renewable energy generation.


During the next 18 months, ABP has committed to spending more than £5m to make the sites ready for development, obtaining appropriate outline planning consents, technical understanding and carrying out essential land preparation.


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