Freight Transport Association

Multimodal 2019

ABP invests £3.3m in King's Lynn

ABP has invested £3.3m into constructing a new bulk warehouse and new hydraulic crane, providing customers with access to upgraded facilities and equipment that will drive efficiency across the port in King's Lynn.

A new bulk warehouse over 3,400m2 in size and capable of storing a wide range of commodities is now under construction at the port. It is due for completion in July.

ABP has also taken delivery of a new 120M Mantsinen hydraulic crane worth £1.1m. The crane’s multi-purpose capabilities enhances the port’s ability to handle vessels with beams over 20 metres.

The new investments were recognised in a ceremony at the port which was attended by MP for North West Norfolk, Sir Henry Bellingham and Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Councillor David Whitby.

Short Sea Ports Director Andrew Harston said:

“ABP’s investment into the Port of King’s Lynn is part of the company’s broader £1bn commitment to investment across the 21 ports.

“The construction of the new bulk warehouse and the purchase of the Mantsinen crane is intended to support our customers by providing new facilities and equipment, supporting their growth by investing in the future of ABP King’s Lynn.”

With the support of its customers, ABP’s Ports of East Anglia, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Ipswich contribute £340 million to the UK economy every year and support 3,577 jobs in the region and 5,000 jobs nationally.

  • ABP’s East Anglia ports handle more than 3 million tonnes of cargo every year.
  • Ports in East Anglia handle over 2 million tonnes of agribulks and 170,000 tonnes of timber annually.
  • The Port of Ipswich is the UK’s leading export port for agricultural products

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

ABP contributes £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 84,000 jobs. Our current investment programme promises to deliver an extra £1.75 billion for the economy every year.

ABP’s Port of Southampton is the UK’s largest export port, handling more than £40 billion of goods each year, with £36 billion of that destined for markets outside the EU.


  • Handles over 1.5 million vehicles every year
  • Generates around one quarter of the UK’s rail freight
  • Has 1.4 million square metres of covered storage
  • Has 1,000 hectares of open storage
  • Handles around 90m tonnes of cargo each year
  • Owns 5,000 hectares of port estate
  • Has 87km of quay

Our five year investment programme is worth £1 billion. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business relies on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets.

ABP is exhibiting at Multimodal on stand 4010

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Tues 18th June 2019 10:00 - 17:00

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Wed 19th June 2019 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
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Thurs 20th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00


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