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Port Operative

Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: Newport, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Port Operative
Starting salary: £21,370
Newport, Wales

ABP is one of the largest port companies in the UK, developing and managing a network of 21 ports. We play a vital role in keeping goods moving from land-to-sea and sea-to-land, as well as investing in the future of our ports to make them more sustainable, more efficient and more advanced. As a Port Operative, you will play a vital role in keeping cargo moving in the right direction.

If you are looking for a fast-paced environment where you can continually build skills on large-scale equipment, this is the place to be. You will ensure the safe movement and efficient handling of cargo, working in a team atmosphere where everyone pulls together to complete the work. Operating in storage areas, warehouses, on the quayside and on vessels, you will ensure that all duties are undertaken in accordance with safety policies and procedures. When required, you will also help with recording administrative information, stock management, cleaning and general maintenance.

We provide ongoing training and development and there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career. You must already have Operations experience, in either a Port or a Warehouse, where you’ve been trained to operate some or all of the following types of machinery:

  • Overhead gantry cranes
  • Forklift trucks
  • Loading shovel
  • 360 excavator
  • Tug-master

A real team player, you must be flexible, helpful and a clear communicator. When we’re busy, you’ve got to be ready to roll up your sleeves, work hard and pitch in to make sure the job gets done. If you’d like to find out more and apply, click the link below


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.