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Handling 87.6m tons of cargo last year, ABP is a port operator with 21 ports in Britain. They include Immingham, the nation’s busiest cargo port, and Southampton, the second-largest container port and the most popular for cruises. It recorded operating profits of £261.7m in 2018 — the highest on the league table — but also has long-term debts of £5.3bn. Chief executive Henrik Pedersen, 44, joined from Dutch group APM Terminals in August last year.

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Company details
CompanyAssociated British Ports
ActivityPort operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m577.6
Operating profit £m261.7
Main shareholdersOMERS (30%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (30%), GIC Special Investments (20%), Kuwait Investment Authority (10%), Hermes Infrastructure (6.1%), Canada Inc (3.9%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda