With 21 ports including Southampton and Immingham, Associated says it handles a quarter of Britain’s seaborne trade. Cargo volumes decreased in the downturn, but refinancing has enabled investment, including a £210m port for Siemens new Humber wind-turbine base. Peter Jones is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank45
CompanyAssociated British Ports
ActivityPort operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m423.4
Operating profit £m183.0
Main shareholdersBorealis (33.3%), GIC (33.3%), Goldman Sachs (23.3%), Infracapital (10%)
Staff1,927
Founded1982
Websitewww.abports.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda