Plans are being drawn up for the construction of a new £100million freight terminal at the Port of Immingham in Humber, Lincolnshire.
The Association of British Ports (ABP) has signed an agreement with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to jointly develop the new terminal, which it described as “an important infrastructure development for the region”. The ABP said it would seek a development consent order from the Transportation Secretary in early summer.
The Port of Immingham is said to be the UK’s largest port by tonnage.
The proposed facility will move current freight operations to new space along Immingham’s outer harbour. The expansion would support increased freight demand in the region as well as the rest of the UK. According to ABP, North Sea routes have seen increased demand for freight to and from the EU since Brexit. He expected this trend to continue.
Stena Line Managing Director Niclas Martensson said: “Our freight levels are at record highs and continue to rise, so we want to build on this success and provide additional services to our most important business needs, those of our customers, with the development of a brand new terminal and berths at the Port of Immingham.
In 2021 Winvic won a £108million job to deliver a new rail freight exchange in Northamptonshire. In 2019 John Sisk & Son won a contract to build a new terminal at the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool, a project that has since seen rising costs and delays.