Hull & Goole Ports
The Port of Hull
Owned and operated by Associated British Port (ABP), the Port of Hull is one of the UK’s leading foreign trading ports, benefiting from its prime location on the north bank of the Humber Estuary. Regular shortsea services operate to Europe, Scandanavia and the Baltic States and the port also benefits from world wide deep sea connections.
It is the port’s key location, within 12 hours' sailing time of the major round three wind farm zones, which gives it a leading advantage when attracting offshore wind manufacturing companies to invest in Hull. This is one of the many reasons why Siemens selected the Green Port Hull site at Alexandra Dock the location for its Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Export Facility.
ABP has a number of prime development sites in Queen Elizabeth Dock and at Paull that are ideally placed to support the renewables industry. The site at Paull, at over 230ha, in particular offers a magnificent opportunity to Tier 1 suppliers looking for major manufacturing sites in close proximity to Alexandra Dock. A secure road and/or rail corridor will link this site to the rest of the port estate.
The Port of Hull handles over 10 million tonnes of cargo per year with products ranging from containers and ro-ro, dry bulks, paper and forest products to liquid bulks and steel.
The Port of Hull is the only passenger port on the Humber handling nearly a million passengers per year and provides daily sailings to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge on board P&O’s new super cruise ferries.
The Port of Goole
As the UK’s most inland port, Goole is ideally placed for access to the country’s transport infrastructure. Its principal trades include containers, forest products, steel and bulk cargoes.
The Port also has rail connections to many berths and well used inland waterway connections to West and South Yorkshire. The 310 acre (125 ha) Capitol Park is a strategic development site adjacent to the Port of Goole. R. Collett & Sons has developed a purpose built facility at the port of Goole for the storage and distribution of onshore wind turbine components.