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The Port of Hull on the north bank of the Humber Estuary is just 20 miles from the North Sea. The port is connected by dual carriageway road links to the M62 and then M18, and M1, to service the whole of the British Isles. It is also connected into the inland waterways system.

To download a pdf of the Port of Hull port plan, please click here.  Click here for a plan of the Albert & William Wright Dock.


  • Hull Container Terminal, operated by PD Ports, at Queen Elizabeth Dock handles over 100,000 teu each year for Samskip, which provides daily week-day sailings to Rotterdam, and MacAndrews, which provides two sailings a week to the Baltic States

  • It provides over 300 m of quay and over 7.5 ha of storage for all types of container, including refrigerated units and hazardous goods

  • Containers are also handled in King George Dock by TransAtlantic Line, serving Scandinavia  

Dry bulks

  • Hull handles aggregates, agribulks, animal feed, cement, chemicals, coal, cocoa, salt, and grain

  • The port has extensive covered and open storage space, with state-of-the-art handling equipment  

 Paper and forest products

  • Hull is on the softwood timber trade routes from Northern Europe, Russia, the Baltic States, and Scandinavia

  • A wide range of paper products and specialist paper-handling vessels can be accommodated at The Finland Terminal, which has more than 70,000 sq m of covered storage 

  • A range of forest products such as chipboard, plywood, fibreboards and veneers are also handled  

 Fresh produce and perishables

  • The port is a land-and-sale point for wet fish from local trawlers and from all over the British Isles

  • A facility for freezer trawlers to land their catches directly into cold storage from an adjacent quay

  • Hull Cold Store has over 24,000 cu m cold storage and is equipped with a 10,000-pallet capacity and can freeze products down to -25º C

  • Hull Cold Store also has EFSIS cold store quality accreditation and USDA approval  

 General cargo

  • Storage facilities for general cargo incorporate over 40 transit sheds covering 230,000 sq m and 65 ha of open storage

  • Groupage services and cargo consolidation are available  

 Liquid bulks

  • Liquid bulk handling plays an increasingly important role at the port

  • The port handles a wide variety of edible oils, petroleum-based and chemical products

  • Facilities are available for bulk liquids to be discharged directly to road tankers or tanker barges

  • The port offers excellent access to European or worldwide markets for the export of finished products  

 RoRo, passengers and cruises

  • P&O Ferries operate Terminals 1 and 2 for their daily Hull-Rotterdam and Hull-Zeebrugge freight, car, and passenger crossings

  • The P&O services handle more than one million passengers a year

  • A thrice-weekly service between Hull and Helsinki, Hamina and Rauma, is operated by Finnlines

  • Hull provides the only passenger service from the Humber Estuary 

  • An increasingly popular port of call from cruises, with access to the nearby tourist areas of Yorkshire   

 Hull All Weather Terminal

  • UK's first fully-enclosed cargo-handling facility providing all-weather working for various types of weather-sensitive cargoes including steel and bagged products

  • ISO9001:2000 accredited

  • Hull handles steel and metal cargoes at a number of other terminals  

 Offshore wind

  • In January 2011, Siemens announced it had chosen the Port of Hull as its preferred location to develop its new offshore wind turbine manufacturing and export facility, involving a £200m regeneration of the port's Alexandra Dock

  • The 130 acre site has existing planning consent for the development of a 600 m riverside berth

  • Please visit for full details  

 Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 10 million tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 3,000 acres 

Normal acceptance dimension of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay
Quay length
Depth of Water
Approx. dwt
Saltend Jetty No.1
9.8 m (tidal)
214.0 m
40.2 m
10.4 m
Saltend Jetty No.3
9.8 m (tidal)
214.0 m
40.2 m
10.4 m
King George & Queen Elizabeth Docks
5,069 m
11.3 m (impounded)
199.0 m
25.5 m
10.4 m
River Terminal 1
7.0 m
215.0 m
32.0 m
6.5 m
Alexandra Dock
4,082 m
8.3 m
153.0 m
23.7 m
7.9 m*
Alexandra Dock extension
8.3 m
122.0 m
19.7 m
7.9 m*
Riverside Quay
325 m
4.8 m (tidal)
30.0 m
4.5 m
Albert & William Wright Docks
3,453 m
6.5 m
122.0 m
22.0 m
7.0 m
Dry dock facilities
Net length
Width of dock at cope
Width of entrance
Depth of water on sill
Alexandra Dock No.1
139 m
24.6 m
17.2 m
5.4 m
3.9 m
Alexandra Dock No.2
153 m
27.1 m
18.6 m
6.1 m
4.6 m
William Wright Dock
137 m
25.9 m
15.2 m
6.5 m
5.0 m

Any queries regarding pilotage or VHF coverage should be directed to the Harbour Master
*Subject to tide depth


Port House, Northern Gateway


East Yorkshire, HU9 5PQ

Tel: +44(0)1482 327 171