Key Sector

Ports and Logistics

Key Sector

Ports and Logistics continue to be a key component of the local economy, shaping the industrial structure of the area.

The Humber is the busiest port complex in the UK, handling 65 million tonnes of cargo each year and supporting 33,000 jobs.

The Humber Ports act as a gateway to Europe and the supporting infrastructure, logistics and engineering expertise form a major component of the East Riding’s inward investment proposition.

The Port of Goole is the UK’s most inland port handling over 2 million tonnes of cargo a year, including dry and liquid bulk, containers, and forest products. The site has a dedicated rail freight terminal, as well as direct access to the M62 and employment land at Junction 36 which also has Enterprise Zone status.

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In addition to the employment land at Goole, the provision of large sites within close proximity to the motorway is key to the development of the logistics sector in the East Riding. Several large sites along the M62/A63 corridor in the East Riding have been designated for large scale manufacturing; warehousing and logistics based developments, including Melton West Business Park and the Humber International Enterprise Park (HIEP) which also have Enterprise Zone status.

The Humber - Port-related manufacturing and logistics (external website)

Associated British Ports - Humber (external website)

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The Humber Ports act as a gateway to Europe and the supporting infrastructure, logistics and engineering expertise form a major component of the East Riding’s inward investment proposition.