SITUATION UPDATE - TIDAL SURGE issued 11:20 Fri 6th Dec

December 6, 2013


The following ABP ports have been affected by the Tidal Surge which took place on the east coast of England on Thursday, 5 December:

  • Hull
  • Goole
  • Immingham
  • Grimsby
  • Lowestoft
  • Ipswich

The provision of pilotage services on the Humber has largely been unaffected. For information call Captain Ian Spikings, Marine Administration Manager on 01482 608 405.

Hull: The Port of Hull is open and operational. P&O ferry services have been delayed. More information is available at Traffic congestion in the city centre is currently affecting road access to the Port but is expected to ease as the A63 Castle St has reopened.

Goole: The Port of Goole is open and operational.

Immingham: The Port of Immingham is closed and operations are suspended until at least midday. There is currently a build up of traffic at the Port's western gate.

Grimsby: The Port of Grimsby is open and operational.

Lowestoft: At the Port of Lowestoft the Inner Harbour is closed due to Highways Agency bridge damage. The Lowestoft Outer Harbour is open. Several roads around the Port have been closed by the police due to flooding.

Ipswich: The Port of Ipswich is open and operational.

Around the affected ports, work is underway to assess damage to port infrastructure and equipment, as well as cargoes stored at the ports.

ABP is continuing to liaise closely with public authorities and relevant agencies.

Every effort is being made to restore ports to full operation as quickly as possible.

Further updates will follow.