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.


There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over


Of employment in the region

Did You Know?

The Ports of Grimsby and Immingham are the UK’s largest ports by tonnage

1 in 12 people working in the UK are working in logistics related industries. Incredibly that’s 

people spanning some 196,000 companies


Of the workforce are under 34

The Humber is the UKs busiest trading estuary and the 5th busiest in Europe

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


by 2020 nationally

The Humber is the UKs busiest trading estuary and the 5th busiest in Europe

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