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Ports & Logistics

North East Lincolnshire is home to a highly developed ports and logistics cluster, centred on Immingham and Grimsby, the UK’s busiest ports complex.

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, GBA Group, Samskip, and Eimskip.

Short-Sea Shipping

Being just 200 miles from the global logistics hub of Rotterdam, many logistics operators use Immingham for ‘short-sea shipping’ solutions. This involves international shipments going into Rotterdam and then smaller vessels bringing in cargo the final leg of the journey into Immingham. This puts goods right into the heart of the UK, and minimises road transport. This type of shipping is not only more environmentally-friendly, but it is cost-effective too.

Just the place for just-in-time

The area is well suited to the ‘just-in-time’ culture of modern industry, by being able to provide high quality, well developed and easily accessible storage and distribution services. General quayside warehousing is available, together with a wide range of covered storage facilities. Extensive high-quality paved open-storage areas are available.

So, if you’re looking for the optimum location for:

  • national and international logistics
  • port-related developments
  • added-value manufacturing
  • warehousing and storage facilities

Grimsby and Immingham ports are the natural choice.

heavy goods vehicle on the Port
logistics sector employees
ship carrying containers