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Ports & Logistics

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25% of all UK rail freight originates from the Port of Immingham

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£30M investment in new port infrastructure on the Port of Grimsby

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14% of all sea traffic within all international ports is handles by Grimsby & Immingham

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Humberside International Airport is a 20 minute drive from our ports


South Humber’s ports and logistics cluster delivers a competitive edge for investing businesses.


Home to the UK’s largest port complex, the Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port per tonnage, handling 54-million tonnes annually.

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Benefiting from a prime deep-water location on the Humber Estuary, one of Europe’s busiest trade routes, it plays a central role in the commercial life of the UK and is poised to seize new opportunities that will shape our future.

The port is operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s largest and leading ports group. The port has seen major investments in recent years and now has specialist terminals capable of handling large vessels up to 366 metres in length. Immingham has direct routes to Europe, North and South America, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and the Far East.

Our ports and connectivity advantages have supported the growth of a UK-leading logistics cluster, serving industry sectors including offshore renewables, advanced manufacturing, food manufacturing and energy.

The cluster incorporates major port, freight transport, warehousing and supporting service companies including ABP, Carlbom Shipping, DFDS and Wind Power Support.


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Key Location Data


Logistics Workforce


chart showing percentage of workers that work in warehousing and transportation

Source: ONS, UK Government, 2018 (employees; Travel to Work Areas)

As a percentage of all employees, the South Humber area’s logistics workforce is outstanding amongst key logistics hub locations in the Midlands and North of England, and more than 2.5x the Great Britain average.


Based in North East Lincolnshire

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