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This port handles:

RoRo Ferries
Liquid Bulk
OffShore Wind
Dry Bulk
General Cargo
Forest Products
Development Opportunities

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The Port of Immingham is located on the South Bank of the Humber giving it ideal access into the European market. The Port was completed in 1912 and was mainly concerned with the movement of coal. Over time, with the development of the railways, the port grew and, after the Second World War, expanded alongside nearby large scale industrial developments.

Today, it is now one of Britain’s busiest and fastest growing ports. The Port is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling around 55 million tonnes of freight which includes nearly 20 million tonnes of oil which a high percentage goes to the two local refineries and 10 million tonnes of coal.

The Port can handle a number of different types of freight including:

  • Containers – the port has handles about 15 container vessels per week arriving from multiple destinations
  • Dry Bulk – has 2 terminals which can handle ships carrying up to 130,000 tonnes of freight
  • RORO (Roll on, Roll off) – the port has eight RORO berths and has over 30 sailings weekly into and from Northern Europe and Scandinavia
  • Forest products – the port is the major entry point into the UK for major forest products businesses who import from Scandinavia and the Baltics on a regular basis.
  • General Cargo – a wide range of quayside warehousing is available including paved, open storage areas
  • Liquid Bulk – over 25 per cent of the UK’s oil refining capacity is located near the port and the port has 4 specialist liquid bulk terminals
  • Steel – the port is part of British Steel’s distribution network for their plant in Scunthorpe

With extensive deep-water facilities and high-quality service, it makes Immingham a market leader in the UK and first choice for a wide range of customers and traffics. The port specialises in the petro-chemical industry alongside handling the exports and imports of thousands of cars each year. The port also handles about 20 million tonnes of coal which goes to a number of power stations across the UK. Immingham has a range of suitable assets, from a container crane which can lift a maximum of 40 tonnes to a range of mobile harbour cranes. The port receives freight from around the world including large quantities from the Far East like processed fish products.

The port has good access into the UK through a network of motorways and rail links. With these links Immingham can cover a wide span of the UK including easy access into Europe. With Humberside Airport situated only 11 miles away, the port is cleverly located giving it full integration with all nearby transport and distribution needs.

In order to stay atop of the competition, major investments have been made to build the new Humber International Portal. The terminal was one of the main port developments in recent years and it enables the port to operate in new markets that has attracted major new customers.

Renewable Terminal

The Immingham Renewables Terminal began to operate in the third quarter of 2015 with its primary purpose of bringing ashore biomass material. The terminal is a £75 million investment into Immingham port and is part of the master plan to transform the Humber into a renewable energy estuary. It has been built to aid in supplying the new feedstock for part of the Drax power station. ABP have signed a 15-year contract to provide biomass to Drax from the port of Immingham and the port of Hull.

The terminal is the world’s largest biomass import facility and is a mixture of unloading equipment, 1.2km of conveyors, storage and the ability to automatically load trains with biomass. The two pieces of equipment responsible for the offloading the biomass off a ship are screw conveyors that are more efficient than ordinary cranes, and can operate continuously at 200 tonnes an hour. The terminal has space to store 100,000 tonnes of biomass and can handle a fully laden Panamax size ship. This means the facility can accept biomass from all around the world, and in July 2015 it received the world’s largest shipment of biomass from British Colombia, West Canada. Normally, the biomass comes from Quebec City where they have just finished a dedicated biomass terminal.

As for distribution out of the facility, the biomass can be loaded directly into railway wagons which travel to Drax. As part of the investment into the Renewable Terminal, the rail infrastructure between Immingham and Drax was significantly upgraded to guarantee a fast and regular service between the two locations.

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Country City Carrier Service Type Frequency/Week
Belgium Zeebrugge CMA-CGM LOLO 1
Belgium Zeebrugge DFDS Logistics RORO 1
Denmark Esbjerg Samskip LOLO 1
Denmark Esbjerg DFDS Seaways RORO 7
Denmark Esbjerg Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Estonia Tallinn Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Germany Hamburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Estonia Tallinn Unifeeder LOLO 1
Faroe Islands Torshavn Samskip LOLO 2
Faroe Islands Torshavn Eimskip LOLO 2
Finland Helsinki Finnlines LOLO 1
Finland Helsinki Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Germany Hamburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Finland Helsinki Unifeeder LOLO 1
Germany Cuxhaven Suardiaz LOLO 1
Germany Cuxhaven DFDS Seaways RORO 5
Germany Hamburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Germany Hamburg DFDS Logistics LOLO 1
Iceland Reykjavik Samskip LOLO 2
Iceland Reykjavik Eimskip LOLO 2
Germany Hamburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Latvia Riga Unifeeder LOLO 1
Lithuania Klaipeda Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Netherlands Amsterdam Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Netherlands Rotterdam Unifeeder LOLO 2
Netherlands Rotterdam DFDS Seaways RORO 7
Netherlands Rotterdam CMA-CGM LOLO 2
Netherlands Rotterdam Tschudi Line LOLO 2
Netherlands Moerdijk A2B LOLO 5
Netherlands Rotterdam UCS&T LOLO 3
Norway Tanager Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Haugersund Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Bergen Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Floro Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Alesund Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Molde Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Kristiansund Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Trondheim Sea Cargo LOLO 3
Norway Drammen Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Norway Moss Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Norway Larvik Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Norway Halden DFDS Logistics LOLO 1
Norway Moss DFDS Logistics LOLO 1
UK South Shields Unifeeder LOLO 1
UK Grangemouth Unifeeder LOLO 1
Netherlands Rotterdam Unifeeder LOLO 1
Poland Gdynia Unifeeder LOLO 1
Poland Gdansk Unifeeder LOLO 1
Poland Szczecin Tschudi Line LOLO 1
Russia St Petersburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Sweden Gothenburg DFDS Seaways RORO 7
Sweden Gavle Unifeeder LOLO 1
Sweden Halmstad Unifeeder LOLO 1
Sweden Malmo Unifeeder LOLO 1
Sweden Helsingborg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Germany Hamburg Unifeeder LOLO 1
Sweden Stockholm Unifeeder LOLO 1
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Port Assets

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
7 30+ 1889 51 200 1,230

Beam: 45 metres (or none)

LOA: 366 metres

Draft: 14.2 metres

DWT: 290,000


Container: 1 max 40T, Rail mounted: 5 x 20T; 1 x 15T; 4 x 10T, Mobile: 2 max 40T; 1 x 60T; 3 x 100T, Ro-ro: 8 Ro-ro berths

Other handling equipment:

Tugmasters: privately operated Bulk conveyors: available
Containers (lo/lo), Unit loads (ro/ro), Vehicles/wheeled cargoes, Dry bulks, Grain/feedstuffs, Refrigerated products, Forest Products, Oil/petroleum, Other Liquid bulk, Offshore, General cargo, Project cargo (heavy lift), Coal

Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels

Dock or Quay Length(metres) Beam (metres) Draught (metres) Approx dwt (dead weight tonnage)
Enclosed dock 198.0 26.2 10.36 38,000
Eastern & Western Jetties 213.0 No restriction 10.40 50,000
Immingham Oil Terminal 366.0 No restriction 13.10 290,000
Immingham Bulk Terminal 303.0 45.0 14.00 200,000
Immingham Gas Jetty 280.0 No restriction 11.00 50,000
Humber International Terminal 289.0 45.0 12.80 to 14.20 200,000
Immingham Outer Harbour 240.0 35.0 11.00 18,500

Terminal Information

Terminals Cargo Handled Services & Operators
Immingham Container Terminal LOLO/RORO APL, Evergreen, Maersk, CMA CGM, Ferryways, MOL, Samskip, NSCL, Feederlink, Unifeeder, UCI
DFDS Seaways Riverside RORO Trailers DFDS Seaways
Nordic Terminal Containers, RORO, Project Cargo, Paper Reels DFDS Seaways, Elimskip
RMS Immingham Terminal LOLO, Break Bulk, Machinery Sea-cargo
Humber International Terminal Dry Bulk, Coal, Agri-bulk ABP
Immingham East & West Terminal Storage Facility Chemicals, Vegetable Oils, Pharmaceuticals Inter-terminals
Immingham Oil Terminal Oils & Spirits Humber Oil Terminals Trustees (HOTT)
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Source: ABPorts