Why the Humber

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The Humber’s outstanding location and connectivity has led to us building a unique body of port related logistics, engineering and manufacturing expertise and infrastructure, particularly in food, energy and chemicals. We take raw products to manufacture, engineer and invent products and services used all over the world.

The Humber is a critical transport and logistics hub with excellent rail, road, air and sea connections, with more than 60 sailings a week to mainland Europe.

Thanks to our location the Humber estuary offers unrivalled access to northern UK markets and is the gateway for access to Asia, the USA and beyond through the northern industrial corridor.

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A gateway into northern Europe, the Humber is strategically located midway between London and Edinburgh, making us a fundamental transport and logistics hub. A four hour drive from the Humber gives access to 40m people and 75% of UK manufacturing.

Home to award-winning Hull Trains, our region is well connected by rail, with daily direct services between London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster, with easy access to onward destinations. There are also direct quayside rail connections which link the Humber’s ports with the national rail network. The Port of Immingham sees 25% of all UK rail freight.

Humberside International Airport is a regional KLM hub and provides fast connections to more than 800 destinations worldwide via daily flights to Amsterdam Schipol. The region is also less than a two hour drive from Manchester, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford Airports. If international travel is your thing but you’d prefer to set sail, you can jump onboard the Pride of Hull for daily crossings from the city to Rotterdam, with P&O Ferries.

The Humber Estuary’s north and south banks are conveniently connected by the iconic Humber Bridge, which handles 10m vehicles a year.

Journey times to UK and Irish cities


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