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Grimsby is located on the South Bank at the mouth of the Humber and is roughly 16km from the North Sea. This has made the port an ideal location for shipping services between the UK and Scandinavia, the Baltics, Germany and northern Europe.
The arrival of the railway in the mid-1800s allowed it to transport goods to and from the port to the markets and farms. The port is famous for its fishing heritage and it is one of the UK’s long-standing major centres for the fishing industry that led to Grimsby being the premier centre for the frozen food industry. As well as this, the port deals with a diverse range of general goods including approximately 250,000 vehicles per year and can handle vessels carrying up to 6,000 tonnes of cargo.
The Port can handle a number of different types of freight including:
There is a diverse range of equipment available that allow port operators to handle such cargo and to ensure the efficiency:
The port has good access to transport links with excellent congestion-free rail, road and transhipment access to major UK markets. The port is connected to the country’s main motorway network by the A180 and the M180.
In 2013 work was completed on a new £25 million investment focussed on improving vehicle importing facilities at the port. Located just outside the main dock the new terminal has 2 roro berths which ships that can carry over 3 thousand times and this greatly increases the port’s capability of importing and exporting vehicles. The port could already have 500 thousand imported vehicles each year but the new development allows the largest car carriers to operate in Grimsby. The terminal has modern and effective equipment and offers an area for carry out pre-delivery inspections and accessory fitting service.
Telephone: +44 (0)1472 359181
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|No. of the Quays/Docks/Terminals||No. of Berths||Total Length of Quays (metres)||Average Tonnage Annually (in millions)||Average TEU's Annually (x1000)||Yard area/Port area (in acres)||Characteristics of Max Vessel Size Capable||Cargo Handling Facilities||Commodities Handled|
Beam: 20.5 metres
LOA: 145 metres
Draft: 5.8 metres
Cranes:Rail-mounted: 3 x 71/2 T; 6 x 3T, Mobile: privately operated up to 130T, Ro-Ro: 3 berths with ramps and one berth with high/low level linkspan.
|Unit loads (ro/ro), Vehicles/Wheeled cargoes, Dry bulks, Grain/Feedstuffs, Refrigerated products, Forest products, Offshore, General cargo, Fish|
|Dock or Quay||Length(metres)||Beam (metres)||Draught (metres)||Approx dwt (dead weight tonnage)|
|Terminals||Cargo Handled||Services & Operators|
|Alexandra Dock||PCL activities for imported vehicles||ABP|
|Grimsby River Terminal||Imported cars||ABP|
|Royal Dock||Frozen Fish, General Cargo, Metals & Minerals||Eimskip-CTG|