The Port of Hull is the UK’s leading softwood timber port and the focus of the offshore wind sector on the Humber, the UK’s energy estuary. The port hosts regular ferry and container services connecting mainland Europe, and beyond. Multi-million pound investment in the Hull Container Terminal has cemented Hull’s position as a leading gateway for trade, offering reliable and resilient supply chain solutions. Adjacent to the port, the Humber International Enterprise Park is one of the largest development sites in the UK.
The Port of Hull handles approximately 10 million tonnes of cargo, amounting to around £12 billion in trade each year.
As well as containers, ferry travel and Ro-Ro, Hull specialises in handling forest products and a range of bulk commodities.
Hull is also home to the UK's first fully-enclosed cargo-handling facility for weather-sensitive cargoes such as steel and bagged products.
A key gateway on the UK’s busiest trading estuary, the Humber, the Port of Hull supports 12,000 jobs and contributes over £800 million to the economy every year.
ABP’s continued investment in infrastructure, equipment and systems, ensures the Port of Hull is capable of delivering the supply chain solutions our customers need.
The Port of Hull has a team dedicated to safely delivering the highest standards of customer service, ready to work in partnership to help our customers’ businesses to grow.
Every year ABP is proud to sponsor the Humber Coastal Half Marathon. Around 2,500 runners from around the country take part in the scenic run to raise money for local good causes. The port is also heavily engaged in supporting a range of other charities.
The Port of Hull on the north bank of the Humber Estuary is just 20 miles (32km) 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 to the inland waterways system.
Delivering for customers
Hull Container Terminal at Queen Elizabeth Dock handles over 100,000 containers each year for Samskip, which provides daily week-day sailings to Rotterdam, and MacAndrews, which provides two sailings a week to the Baltic States.
ABP Hull provides comprehensive storage solutions for all types of container, including refrigerated units and hazardous goods, offering extensive covered and open storage space, with state-of-the-art handling equipment.
A wide range of paper products and specialist paper-handling vessels can be accommodated at the Finland Terminal, which has more than 70,000sqm of covered storage. Hull Cold Store has over 24,000cu m cold storage and is equipped with a 10,000-pallet capacity that can freeze products down to -25ºC. Storage facilities for general cargo incorporate over 40 transit sheds covering 230,000sqm and 65ha of open storage. P&O Ferries operate Terminals 1 and 2 for their daily Hull-Rotterdam and Hull-Zeebrugge freight, car, and passenger crossings, handling more than one million passengers a year.
Along with its sister port at Immingham, the Port of Hull’s capacity is being significantly increased to meet growing customer demand, following a £50 million investment across the two ports.
In 2017, Green Port Hull, at the heart of the ‘UK’s Energy Estuary’ was opened at the port, a £310 million joint venture between ABP and Siemens to create a renewable energy hub with world-class offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities as its centrepiece.
Port of Hull handles9.7 million tonnes of cargo every year
Provides65ha of open storage
Humber ports handle£75 billion of trade every year
Key statistics and berthing information
|Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels|
|Dock, Jetty or Quay||Quay Length||Depth of Water||Length||Beam||Draught||Approx. dwt|
|Saltend Jetty No.1||9.8 m (tidal)||214.0 m||40.2 m||10.4 m||37,000|
|Saltend Jetty No.3||9.8 m (tidal)||214.0 m||40.2 m||10.4 m||37,000|
|King George & Queen Elizabeth Docks||5,069 m||11.3 m (impounded)||199.0 m||25.5 m||10.4 m||34,000|
|River Terminal 1||7.0 m||215.0 m||32.0 m||6.5 m||12,000|
|Alexandra Dock||4,082 m||8.3 m||153.0 m||23.7 m||7.9 m*||9,000|
|Alexandra Dock extension||8.3 m||122.0 m||19.7 m||7.9 m*||6,000|
|Riverside Quay||325 m||4.8 m (tidal)||30.0 m||4.5 m||4,500|
|Albert & William Wright Docks||3,453 m||6.5 m||122.0 m||22.0 m||7.0 m||5,000|
|Dry dock facilities||Net length||Width of dock at cope||Width of entrance||Depth of water on sill|
|At MHWS||At MHW|
|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|