Due to success of Port of Immingham tour – new date announced

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The Port of Immingham, the largest port by volume of tonnage, handling more than 46 million tonnes per annum.

Due to the success of the Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Immingham tour, a new date has been announced with the next tour taking place on Friday 19th August 2022.

90 visitors celebrated Immingham’s 110th Anniversary at the weekend. They saw behind the scenes at different terminals and were able to see the Humber tugs operated by SMS Towage, and Svitzer.

Simon Bird, Regional Director in the Humber said: “It was a great opportunity for us to showcase the Port of Immingham to the many visitors that came, and we’re delighted to put on a second date to meet demand. To see the UK’s largest port in action and find out about the vital part it plays in the world economy can be an eye opener.”

Officially opened on 22 July 1912 by HM King George V and Queen Mary, the 1,230-acre site was originally built for the export of coal from the Derbyshire and Yorkshire coalfields and was designed by Sir John Wolfe Barry, who built Tower Bridge, London.

Today it is home to the Humber International Terminal (HIT) and the biomass railroad facility which is part of the Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT), Immingham Container Terminal (ICT), and Immingham Bulk Terminal (IBT).

The free tours will commence from the Immingham Civic Centre Old Library, where people will be greeted by ABP representatives, take refreshments, and learn more about the port before starting the tour, including a look at the world’s largest hydraulic crane, which arrived in April.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about its history at Immingham Museum, which ABP supports, and visit the Tin House, built to house those who helped construct the port. There will be time to visit The County Hotel, which is home to a museum dedicated to Lord Louis Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet in the Second World War, when Immingham was the base for the fleet.

To book on one of the free three public coach tours on Friday 19th August visit our Eventbrite page here .