HumberPort Port of Hull

HumberPort is to present its case for establishing the Humber estuary as the “logical choice for shippers” at the Multimodal show.

In the ‘HumberPort: Opening the door to the Northern Powerhouse’ seminar session on 28 April, delegates will hear about the capabilities and advantages of using the Humber for freight transport, as well as various infrastructure developments.

Members of the HumberPort partnership will also tell attendees about the Humber’s strategic advantages, including access within four hours to 75% of the UK’s manufacturing facilities.

Speakers include Professor Amar Ramudhin, director of the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull; Peter Aarosin, chief executive of shipping firm Danbrit and ports operator RMS Group; John Fitzgerald, Associated British Ports’ Humber director; and Lord Haskins, chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Prof Ramudhin claimed use of the HumberPort complex minimises transport time to certain areas of the UK.

“It’s also an open gateway to the Northern powerhouse,” added Ramudhin. “With the Humber on the east coast and Liverpool on the west, it creates a golden corridor of trade that is vital to growth of the North and better serves the growing trend of manufacturing and distribution centres moving further north. This will re-balance the UK economy, reduce congestion and drive down logistics costs.”

  • Multimodal takes place at the Birmingham NEC on 28-30 April.