Southampton is Europe’s most productive port

ABP’s port of Southampton has been ranked as the most productive in Europe and the best performing container terminal in the UK, according to an independent industry study conducted by the Journal of Commerce.

With an average of 71 container moves per hour, Southampton is placed at the 20th position for productivity globally and is the only European port to feature in the top 20. In 2012, it handled about 40 million tonnes of cargo. It is also Europe’s leading cruise port and UK’s number one port for car exports. It handled more than 650,000 trade vehicles in 2012. To develop its capability further, the terminal is undergoing an expansion costing £150m.

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