Ports have, throughout history, been a place where goods and people arrive or leave the country by sea. Logistics is the management, movement & storage of products.  It is about getting the right product to the right place, at the right time. It is also about the movement of people by road, rail, sea and air.  It includes postal and courier services.  Large companies such as supermarkets run their own logistics while other companies outsource all their logistics to specialist companies.

There are over 22,000 employed in this sector in the Humber accounting for 6.5% of employment

 Did You Know? 

  • The Ports & Logistics Sector accounts for 6.5% of the region’s workforce, employing over 22,000 people
  • 1 in 12 people working in the UK are working in logistics related industries. Incredibly that’s 2.3 million people spanning some 196,000 companies
  • only 36% of the workforce are under 34
  • The Humber is the UKs busiest trading estuary and the 5th busiest in Europe
  • Around 1 million P&O Ferries passengers pass through the port of Hull each year
  • The Ports of Grimsby and Immingham are the UK’s largest ports by tonnage
  • Logistics is not just about driving—there are a variety of occupations within the industry

 Will there be opportunities available?

  • The sector is set to continue to grow in the Humber Sub-Region as a result of the investment in the Energy Sector
  • Employment in the logistics sector is expected to grow by 16% by 2020 nationally
  • Employment trends for the Humber show that this is an increasing sector for employment

 Useful sector specific sites:

Energy and Utility Skills

Skills for Logistics

Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport

Delivering your future

The UKs relaince on Seafarers – Facts & Figures


A day in the life of ABP Video

Case Study of Young People working in the Maritime Sector video
LMI Humber YouTube Sector Video available here

Download full PDF sector profile here