Associated British Ports (ABP) is targeting manufacturing and logistics development at two sites – covering 95 (38.4 ha) acres – at the port of Newport.

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The Atlantic and West Way Road sites at the port of Newport comprise 73 and 22 acres (29.5 and 8.9 ha) respectively. Helen Thomas, ABP’s head of property for Wales and shortsea ports, said: “These development sites are ideally suited for port-centric manufacturing and logistics uses. At a time when energy costs are surging, our onsite power generation and access to green energy supplies means we can provide effective and economical power solutions for our occupiers.”

The port of Newport has multimodal freight facilities, deepsea access and direct links to the national rail and motorway network. Thomas added: “We are seeing growing interest from international manufacturing and logistics businesses attracted by the strategic location of our Welsh ports”.

Since the beginning of the year, ABP has made close to 600 acres (243 ha) of land available to the market as part of its ongoing port-centric manufacturing initiative. The sites in Hull, Southampton, Cardiff, Grimsby and Newport can support around 6 million sq ft (557,418 sq m) of future development and offer particular opportunities for the manufacturing, logistics and renewable energy sectors.