Amanda Viljoen, Associated British Ports

ABP is the UK’s leading ports group with a network of 21 ports across the UK. ABP handles around one-quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade, contributing £7.5 billion to the economy every year and supporting 119,000 jobs. ABP also operates one of the UK’s busiest rail terminals at Hams Hall in the Midlands

ABP also offers large areas of development land across a wide range of strategic port locations, capable of attracting investment and delivering transformational benefits for the economy both locally and nationally.

As a vital part of the supply chains of businesses throughout the nation, their 21 ports support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, handling £150 billion of trade.

Read more about ABP here.