Ports & Logistics

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.

Transport logistics

There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over

%

Of employment in the region

Did You Know?

10million vehicles, 200,000 pedestrians and 50,000 cyclists cross the Humber Bridge every year

 

The average maritime pay is 

compared to the national average of £29,000

Humberside International Airport has

England’s 4th largest heliport. The helicopters make 70,000 passenger journeys to the North Sea each year serving the offshore energy sector

The Humber is the UK’s busiest trading estuary – £75bn of trade passes through our ports each year.

 

The UK port sector is the second largest in the European Union, handling around 5% of the world’s total maritime freight traffic at some point in its journey

 

The Humber area has a target of net-zero carbon by 2040, ten years ahead of the wider ambition set out by the UK Government

 

The industry is set to double in size by 2030, meaning thousands of new jobs are needed. In the UK maritime is bigger than rail and aviation combined

 

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 as a result of the investment in the Energy Sector and the announcement of a Humber Freeport

The skills profile of the maritime sector will change significantly over the next 30 years. The importance of STEM subjects will increase as jobs become more skilled and data driven in response to new technology.

Industry roles will be multidisciplinary, potentially requiring the ability to create, operate and maintain autonomous and technological systems.

The importance of STEM subjects will increase as jobs become more skilled and data driven in response to new technology. Industry roles will be multidisciplinary, potentially requiring the ability to create, operate and maintain autonomous and technological systems.

The supply of both deck and engine officers is projected to fall by more than 

%

nationally meaning we need to recruit more people into these roles

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