ABP is the UK’s leading ports group. Our mission is “Keeping Britain Trading” and our network of 21 ports handles ~ one quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade, and ~ £150 billion of UK trade annually. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage, and Southampton, the nation’s number one export port, handling £40 billion of UK exports each year.

ABP is an essential partner for the Offshore Wind industry, as well as delivering on its green ambitions through decarbonising its operations, supporting customers in building more sustainable supply chains, and investing in infrastructure to realise future renewable energy generation. Since 2014, it has reduced its CO2 emissions by over 35%.

The group’s other activities include ABP Property, our property division, with an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, and 960 hectares of port-based development land, and ABPmer, a marine and hydrographic company, with 60 years of experience, providing specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services, and UK Dredging, a port maintenance and dredging service.

Our ports are: Ayr, Barrow, Barry, Cardiff, Fleetwood, Garston, Goole, Grimsby, Hull, Immingham, Ipswich, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft, Newport, Plymouth, Port Talbot, Silloth, Southampton, Swansea, Teignmouth and Troon.

At ABP, we are committed to building a more inclusive, diverse and open working community, where employees can be themselves at work every day. By increasing all kinds of diversity in our workforce, including gender, ethnicity, background, age and skill set, we believe we are giving our company and our people the greatest opportunity to be successful.

We see taking part in the The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge as an opportunity to celebrate our diverse workforce. The activities during the event will enable our team members to problem solve and collaborate which in turn will improve their working relationships.

We also see the event as a perfect opportunity to network and share best practices with other organisations from across the industry who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Finally, as this is the first time that we are attending the event, we hope that it will be a fun and rewarding experience for those taking part.