ABP appoints new Head of Operations


Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the appointment of Colin McLoughlin as Head of Operations for the Humber.

McLoughlin established his career in operations management from his time with management company, Stanton Grove, and port operating company, Peel Ports.

He joined ABP Humber in 2015 and has played a valuable role in delivering many of ABP’s key operation and warehousing projects.

As Head of Operations, McLoughlin will now be responsible for ABP’s portfolio of terminal operations across its four Humber Ports of Immingham, Grimsby, Hull, and Goole.

The ports reportedly handle an excess of 58 million tonnes of cargo between them each year, worth approximately £75 billion ($93.5 billion).

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“In the coming years Colin and his team will be supporting a huge transition for the Humber, as ABP sets its focus firmly on becoming a Net Zero business by 2040,” said Simon Bird, Regional Director of ABP Humber. 

McLoughlin added: “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to further reduce our operations emissions and continue to develop sustainable supply chains for our customers.”

ABP’s sustainability strategy, Ready for Tomorrow, outlines a plan to support the acceleration of the UK’s energy transition with continued investment in the necessary port infrastructure for the advancement of offshore wind, hydrogen, and carbon capture, and storage development.

Investments in these areas are expected to facilitate economic growth in the region and enhance career opportunities.

Additionally, in February 2023, ABP became the first ports group in the world to be approved by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to act as a training provider for IEMA courses.

The IEMA is the global professional body for individuals and organisations working, studying, or interested in the environment and sustainability.

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