North Lincolnshire is perfectly located on the Humber Estuary to take advantage of the area’s strategic position in the vast logistics chain, supplying a potential UK market of 40 million customers. The estuary is also the optimum crossing point for the North Sea, the conduit to Europe enabling businesses throughout the UK to access the whole of the European market.
North Lincolnshire is home to a series of ports and wharves along the Rivers Trent and Humber offering a full range of services at very competitive prices - putting quality and customer care at the forefront. The facilities are located from the mouth of the Humber Estuary to 77km inland, enabling customers to select a choice of services and locations to suit their requirements.
In many cases the area’s ports and wharves are sited within 18 to 24 hours steaming time to the European ports. And with excellent and uncongested access to the national motorway network, the whole of the UK market can be reached within hours of leaving the ports. In most cases return to the ports is within the legal drive time requirements.
Port Freight Statistics September 2011
The following publication presents final detailed statistics on freight handled by major UK ports. This report has been compiled and published by the Department of Transport. It reports that the Humber regions very own ports of Grimsby and Immingham remained the UK’s leading port in 2010, handling 54 Mt (11 per cent of UK traffic).
For more information on our ports and wharves please contact North Lincolnshire Councils Economic Development team.