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Port of Hull

The Port of Hull is the UK’s leading softwood timber port and is the focus of the Humber’s burgeoning renewable energy sector.

  • Critical to the Humber’s burgeoning renewable-energy sector, ABP’s Port of Hull is home to Europe’s largest offshore manufacturing, logistics and port facilities on a site equivalent to 78 football pitches, thanks to a massive £310million investment by Siemens Gamesa and ABP.   
  • It boasts the UK’s first fully enclosed cargo-handling facility, with 58m of quay and 7.5 ha of storage for all types of container plus another 24,000 + cu m of cold storage.
  • The Port of Hull handles 10m tonnes of cargo a year, and its Container Terminal has recently benefitted from a £14million investment by ABP in two new ship-to-shore gantry cranes to drive further growth.
  • The Humber’s ports are particularly popular with regional distribution centres across the M1/M62 corridor, the increase in which contributed to a 9% growth for the ports of Hull and Immingham in a single year.
  • Hull is home to the 4th largest passenger port in the UK. Port of Hull boasts a 20-strongfleet, handling around 1m passengers a year from the Port of Hull. They operate two separate terminals for their daily Hull-Rotterdam and Hull-Zeebrugge crossings.

Shipping & Logistics

  • Thor Shipping provides integrated logistics services to trade and industry companies in land and sea transport sectors.
  • Neill and Brown Global Logistics provide a green and efficient 40-strong fleet, transporting everything from chemicals to caravans. Leaders in air and sea freight, with 200,000 sq ft of warehousing and distribution facilities at its two sites in Hull.
  • Samskip offer sailings between Hull-Antwerp – Belgium’s largest port and shortsea services from Hull-Grangemouth, Amsterdam-Hull and Hull-Rotterdam. The Hull Terminal is expected to handle 15,000 extra containers a year.
  • U.S. XPO Logistics are one of the world’s largest providers of transportation and logistics solutions, serving 50,000 customers worldwide. Supply chain and logistics-management are offered from four sites across the Humber.
  • John Good Group is one of the country’s largest independent shipping, logistics and corporate travel companies.
  • Hull Trains carries around £1m passengers each year, operating seven trains a day between Hull and London each weekday.
  • Rix Shipping situated near the Port of Hull, provide solutions for inland and offshore needs, offering land, warehousing, fuel bunkering and offshore support vessels as well as a fleet of oil tankers, estuarial barges and crew-transfer vessels. Working alongside sister companies Maritime Bunkering and Rix Renewables.

Space to Grow


  • The University of Hull’s Logistic Institute boasts a world-class research, education and expertise, leading the way in national and international applied-logistics research and industry-outreach programmes.
  • HOTA provide internationally approved and accredited training as well as extensive portfolio of bespoke courses for the Renewables, Offshore, Onshore and Maritime sectors. 

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