More about Immingham

Dock Office, Immingham Dock, NE Lincolnshire, DN40 2LZ

The Port of Immingham is the UK's largest port by tonnage, handling up to 55 million tonnes, including nearly 20 million tonnes of oil and 10 million tonnes of coal. The port also offers an extensive range of roro and lolo freight services to Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic.

With river and in-dock deep-water facilities and easy access to the major trade routes, Immingham is less than 24 hours from a European market of over 170 million people.

The port's modern rail infrastructure handles more than 300 rail freight movements a week. The port benefits from congestion-free, high-speed road links - from the M180 through to the M18 and M1 - which will enable UK-wide cargo distribution from a location strategically close to the UK's industrial heartland. Humberside International Airport is a 20 minute drive from the port and has a helicopter base to service the offshore industries.

To download a pdf of the Port of Immingham Master Plan, please click here.

Dry bulks

  • The state-of-the-art Humber International Terminals (HIT) 1 and 2 can handle up to 20 million tonnes of coal each year
  • HIT handles solid fuel destined for power generators and is able to accommodate vessels carrying cargoes up to 130,000 tonnes
  • Connected to HIT by an extensive conveyor system is the 40 ha storage yard capable of holding one million tonnes. Stocks of coal are then distributed via rail to the power generators
  • HIT also handles large volumes of biomass, animal feed, roadsalt, and grain
  • ABP's Immingham Bulk Park is a dedicated bulk store offering a range of value-added services for agribulk products with an undercover bulk storage capacity of 30,000 sq m


  • Dedicated in dock container terminal

  • Regions covered include Holland, Belgium, the Baltic, Scandinavia, and Iceland, with around 15 container vessel calls per week

  • Immingham Container Terminal is a regional centre for deep-sea container imports, enabling customers to tranship deep-sea containers direct to Immingham on regular short-sea feeder vessels. The facility opperates on a 24/7 basis and boasts two ship to shore cranes and four rubber-tyred gantry cranes supported by reach-stackers

  • Significant volumes of deep sea imports from the far east and processed fish products, which are also imported from the far east


  • Immingham has eight roro berths, handling more than 30 sailings each week to/from Northern Europe and Scandinavia with DFDS Seaways

  • The Immingham Outer Harbour has capacity for vessels up to 35 m beam and 240 loa

Forest products

  • UK port of entry for major forest-products companies, importing their products on regular services from Scandinavia and the Baltic States

  • Offers dedicated open and covered storage with specialist handling services for the wides range of forest and paper products

General cargo

  • Handles a wide range of general cargoes

  • Caters for heavy-lift and out-of-gauge cargoes, with tandem lift craneage capability

  • Extensive quayside warehousing is available, together with high-quality, paved, open storage areas

Liquid bulks

  • Over 25 per cent of the country's oil-refining capacity is located adjacent to the Port of Immingham

  • The port offers four specialist liquid-bulk terminals

  • Home to the UK's largest independently owned petrochemical-storage facility


  • Handles imports from countries around the world including Korea, China, and India

  • Distributes Tata Steel products to worldwide destinations

Offshore wind

  • With over 50 ha of land available, a wide range of sites suitable for offshore wind activities can be provided

All our ports are capable of handling a vast array of cargo. Please contact us even if the capability you are interested in is not listed above.

Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 55 million tonnes each year

  • Port acreage - 1,230 acres


Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels

Dock or Quay




Approx. dwt

Enclosed dock

198.0 m

26.2 m

10.36 m


Eastern & Western Jetties

213.0 m

No restriction

10.40 m


Immingham Oil Terminal

366.0 m

No restriction

13.10 m


Immingham Bulk Terminal

303.0 m

45.0 m

14.00 m


Immingham Gas Jetty

280.0 m

No restriction

11.00 m


Humber International Terminal

289.0 m

45.0 m

12.80-14.20 m•


Immingham Outer Harbour

240.0 m

35.0 m

11.00 m


Partly laden
Suitable vessels up to 223 m accepted under certain conditions
Suitable vessels up to 26.8 m accepted under certain conditions
Subject to certain conditions – provisional draughts provided by terminal on request