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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 46-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.

containers at the Port

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)

The numbers in the chart above show that as a percentage of all employees (within the travel to work area) working within warehousing and transportation, the South Humber area’s workforce is more than 2.5x the Great Britain average (5.1% vs 1.8%) and outstanding amongst key logistics hub locations in the Midlands and North of England.

Location% workers in warehousing and transportation (SIC 52)
Great Britain average1.8%

Based in North East Lincolnshire

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