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UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

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The Port of Grimsby is one of the UK’s leading automotive ports and a major hub for the offshore wind industry. It also continues to handle a range of other cargoes, while retaining strong links to the fishing and food industries. Together with ABP’s other Humber ports, Immingham, Hull, and Goole, it provides an unparalleled gateway for the trade connecting businesses across the UK, Europe, and beyond.


The Port of Grimsby is located seven miles (11km) from the open sea, on the south bank of the Humber Estuary and within easy reach of the UK's industrial heartland. The M180/A180 runs to the dock entrance, providing fast links to the M18 and M1. There are also direct quayside rail connections which link the port to the national railway network.

Delivering for customers

The Port of Grimsby is a leading UK major car import terminal, importing around 500,000 vehicles each year, and is at the forefront in serving the developing offshore wind energy industry.

Traffic is handled at two dedicated Ro-Ro berths in Alexandra Dock, backed by a modern and efficient terminal, offering pre-delivery inspection and accessory-fitting services. The £26 million Grimsby River Terminal is a two-berth facility capable of handling vessels carrying up to 3,000 vehicles.

Grimsby is an established centre of excellence for operations and maintenance activities for Round 1 and 2 wind farms in the North Sea. The port offers a number of sites suitable for the development of the operations and maintenance (O&M) industry, as well as other offshore wind-associated activities.


ABP's Humber ports support
34,900 jobs across the UK
Handles over
1.1 million tonnes of cargo per year
Humber ports handle
£75 billion of trade every year

Key statistics and berthing information

Total port area: 550 acres

  Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay Length Beam Draft Approx. dwt
Commercial Docks 145.0 m* 20.5 m 6.2 m 6,000
Fish Docks 73.0 m 12.8 m 5.8 m  

*Longer vessels may be accepted subject to Harbour Master approval

For ABP’s standard terms and conditions, please click here.