The Port of Immingham, one of the UK’s largest ports by volume of tonnage, handling more than 50 million tonnes per annum.
Associated British Ports (ABP), the largest port group in the UK, will open the Port of Immingham to the public on Saturday 22nd July, as part of its behind-the-scenes tours.
Immingham, the largest of the four Humber ports by volume of tonnage, was officially opened on 22nd July 1912 by HM King George V and Queen Mary, the great grandparents of King Charles III.
The 1,230-acre site was 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).
Simon Bird, Regional Director in the Humber said: “We’re celebrating Immingham and how great it is as a port and where it sits nationally and globally. This weekend is always special as it’s an opportunity to showcase our world-class facilities.
“People will get a glimpse in to the work being done and the key part the port plays in the UK economy, the green energy agenda, and the vital part it plays in keeping the country’s lights on. It’s a rapidly expanding port as it responds to global markets, and I think many will be amazed at what happens here.
“This open day is also a chance to share with people our history and strong connection to the town of Immingham, which developed because of the port.”
Visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the port at Immingham Museum. The free tours will commence from outside Immingham Civic Centre, where people will be greeted by ABP representatives.
There will also be an opportunity to visit the Tin House, built to house those who helped construct the port; and 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 public coach tours on Saturday 22nd July visit our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/port-of-immingham-coach-tour-tickets-626217291777