ABP restructures Humber business

  • ABP establishes single organisation to manage all four Humber ports

Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that it will restructure its Humber ports to bring their operational and commercial divisions under one umbrella.

Currently separated into two directorates covering Hull and Goole on the north bank of the river and Grimsby and Immingham on the south, ABP, as part of the reorganisation will create a new single entity to manage all four of its Humber ports.

ABP said that the move is in response to increasing demand from its customers and will better align the company with other organisations working to promote the region as a centre for trade and new renewable energy, such as the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. John Fitzgerald, ABP Port Director Grimsby & Immingham, will head the new organisation.

In a separate announcement, the UK port owner and operator has also confirmed that Doug Morrison, ABP Port Director Southampton, will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by the current ABP Port Director of Short Sea Ports, Nick Ridehalgh.

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