Not only does the Humber face Northern Europe, but its strategic position at the centre of the UK - 200 miles from London, Edinburgh and Rotterdam, also makes it an important hub for trade and industry. Uncongested roads connect you to 40m people and 75% of UK manufacturing within a 4 hour drive – something no other region can offer.

  • Fast market access enables businesses to reduce transport costs, delivery times and carbon emissions
  • Less congested road and rail network in comparison to southern ports further reduces transport costs, delivery times and carbon emissions
  • Lower operational costs for manufacturing and distribution facilities around the Humber in comparison with southern UK ports
  • Proximity to main European ports enables quick and efficient short sea traffic between the Humber and the rest of the world
  • Humber-based logistics companies ship directly to more than 50 countries with over 170 shipping lines operating regularly, 130 within the European Union
  • The largest amount of development land in the UK with close proximity to the ports. See sites and properties
  • Humberside Airport is one of the largest heliports in the UK, serving North Sea offshore industries
  • KLM operate 3 flights a day to and from Humberside International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, with connections to more than 800 destinations worldwide
  • The Port of Immingham on the banks of the Humber generates a quarter of UK rail freight and there is a choice of specialist freight terminals serving destinations across the country
  • There are 8 daily direct services to and from Hull to London, arriving in just over 2.5 hours with the award-winning First Hull Trains service, and even more direct services to Doncaster, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool
  • P&O Ferries operate daily passenger services between Hull and Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, handling almost half all sea passenger movements on the East Coast of the UK