Greater Lincolnshire’s central location ensures that we can serve over 75% of the UK population within a four hour drive time.

Greater Lincolnshire's ports account for over 25% of UK rail freight, connecting to major energy and manufacturing providers in the North and offering significant opportunities as the UK gateway to the Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse. The Ports of Grimsby and Immingham handled over 59m tonnes of cargo in 2014, making them the busiest in the UK whilst providing a key gateway to Europe.  

Alongside access to Humberside Airport, the A1, East Coast Main Line, and food clusters in the south, our ports and logistics sector will continue to underpin growth of our key sectors as well as generating opportunities for wider economic growth.

ABLE Humber Port is the UK’s fastest growing port and logistics centre and Europe’s largest new port development.  It provides an exciting proposal for the burgeoning marine renewable energy sector and a variety of port centric logistics functions. 

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  • The LEP has supported the delivery of the South Humber Industrial Infrastructure Programme (SHIIP), a project in the South Humber Gateway area which remains the largest developable port site in the UK with over 4 square miles of land offering a deep water port environment. 
  • Our region's ports have successfully won a bid to become established as a Humber-wide Freeport, which will enable the Greater Lincolnshire and Hull & East Yorkshire LEPs to continue to progress priority sector targets in sectors such as renewable energy, job creation, and supply chain logistics.