ABP, UK’s leading port operator, with a network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales has become a member of the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT).

FEPORT represents the interests of the terminal operators and stevedoring companies performing operations and carrying out activities in the seaports of the European Union and Turkey.

James Cooper, CEO of ABP, said: “Private ports have a critical role in facilitating trade in the UK and across Europe. Making sure public policy can enable these ports to continue to attract investment and deliver for customers is vital. We are therefore delighted to join FEPORT and support its important work.”    

Read a Technical Paper of ABP’s Humber International Terminal

Mr Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, said: “We are very glad to welcome ABP as a member of FEPORT. ABP is a leading UK private ports group which plays a significant economic role by investing in infrastructure thus contributing to facilitate a whole range of businesses.

“Private Port Operators, members of FEPORT are investing massively, i.e. more than 40 Billion Euros over the last 10 years to modernise European ports. We will continue to raise EU policy makers’ awareness about the role we are playing.”

DP World has recently renewed its license agreement with ABP to allow it to operate its Southampton facility for a further 25 years.

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