Port of  Immingham

The port of Immingham is the UK’s largest by tonnage and handles up to 55 million tonnes a year.

  • For dry bulk cargoes the state-of-the-art Humber International Terminals (HIT) can handle up to 10 million tonnes of coal a year and is able to accommodate vessels carrying cargoes up to 130,000 tonnes.
  • The HIT also handles large volumes of biomass, animal feed, salt and grain
  • Immingham also has two in-dock container terminals – Immingham Container Terminal and DFDS Seaways’ Nordic Terminal which cover regions such as Rotterdam, The Baltic, Scandinavia and Iceland with around 15 container vessel calls per week.
  • Around 25 percent of the country’s oil-refinery capacity is located adjacent to the port of Immingham and Immingham has four specialist liquid-bulk terminals, incorporating 18 berths in operation
  • The port caters for a wide range of general cargoes and can cater for heavy-lift and out-of-gauge cargoes with tandem lift craneage capability
  • With its central UK location Immingham has excellent road, rail and transhipment distribution services to the UK industrial heartland
  • Positioned at the mouth of the River Humber, Immingham provides minimum deviation from the major shipping channels
Dock or Quay Length Beam Draught Approx. dwt
Enclosed dock 198.0 m ♦ 26.2 m ▼ 10.36 m 38,000
Eastern & Western Jetties 213.0 m No restriction 10.40 m 50,000
Immingham Oil Terminal 366.0 m No restriction 14.0m 290,000 ✖
Immingham Bulk Terminal 303.0 m 45.0 m 14.00 m 200,000 ✖
Immingham Gas Jetty 280.0 m No restriction 11.00 m 50,000
Humber International Terminal 289.0 m 45.0 m 12.80-14.20 m • 200,000 ✖
Immingham Outer Harbour 240.0 m 35.0 m 11.00 m 18,500


✖ Partly laden

♦ Suitable vessels up to 223 m accepted under certain conditions

▼ Suitable vessels up to 26.8 m accepted under certain conditions

• Subject to certain conditions – provisional draughts provided by terminal on request


Port of  Grimsby

The Port of Grimsby is located just seven miles from the open sea and is on the South Bank of the River Humber. In addition to the strong links it maintains with the fishing industry, Grimsby offers far more including –

  • The UK’s major car import terminal handling more than 500,000 imported vehicles each year
  • An established centre of excellence for operations and maintenance activities for Round 1, 2 and 3 wind farms in the North Sea.
  • The modern fish market is one of the most important in Europe and handles 20,000 tonnes of fresh fish a year and frozen fish is discharged at the Royal Dock
  • Handles a variety of agribulk products including grain exports and fertiliser imports
  • Over 100,000 tonnes of cement shipped each year
  • Handles general cargoes including timber, minerals, ores, non-ferrous metals, iron and steel
  • Excellent repair and maintenance facilities and services for vessels up to 800 tonnes

Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay Length Beam Draught Approx. dwt
Commercial Docks 145.0 m* 20.5 m 5.8 m 6,000
Fish Docks 73.0 m 12.8 m 5.8 m

*Longer vessels may be accepted subject to Harbour Master approval