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Associated British Ports (ABP)

Newport Sea Port P

The UK ports industry is the largest in Europe and its operations provide critical economic infrastructure for the nation’s manufacturers and businesses. 

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. 

In 2014 ABP and its customers handled 94.5 million tonnes of cargo. Together with their customers, they support 84,000 jobs and contribute £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year. 

Newport is the most easterly of ABP's South Wales Ports. The port occupies a prime location to service the UK's main industrial and commercial regions. ABP has invested significantly in Newport over the past few years, in schemes such as new warehousing facilities, open storage areas, and additional rail sidings. The Port of Newport is a steel, metals, recycling, and renewable energy hub.

Investment in renewable energy has been a major focus across ABP’s five ports in South Wales in recent years. Completed projects include a 20 acre 4.5MWp solar array at the Port of Barry that opened in August 2015 and 250kW rooftop solar arrays that have been installed at the ports of Newport, Cardiff, and Swansea. By the end of 2016 ABP South Wales will be home to over 10mw of renewable energy projects.  

For further information visit the ABP website