Associated British Ports

Forest Products


Sixteen of ABP's ports handle nearly two million tonnes of forest products each year including timber, pulp, paper, and board to and from Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, and beyond in containers, roro, and conventional shipments. The Humber is the centre of forest products trade in Britain. Combined, the Ports of Hull and Immingham handle more than one million tonnes of forest products each year. Working with specialist forest product operators comes excellence customers service, making ABP ports the ideal choice to provide the most comprehensive and creative logistic solutions to supply the British market.

ABP invests in modern facilities and equipment; a recent example being the £1 million upgrade of paper handling equipment at the Port of Hull.

At other ABP ports such as Swansea and Newport regional markets and beyond are served by facilities capable of handling some of the largest forest product vessels. Around the coast, ABP's ports can provide dedicated bespoke facilities and services for the industry, such as the environmentally-friendly initiative timberLINK operating at the Ports of Ayr and Troon, and a Hi Fix Timber Treatment Centre at the Port of Ipswich.

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