Port of Hull Tour - Riverside House - King George Dock (follow signs for P7O ferry terminal 1) - Hull - HU9 5PQ
The UK’s leading port operator - Associated British Ports (ABP) – looks forward to welcoming you to this popular behind-the-scenes tour. It will delve into the huge scale operations that keep Britain trading, and the rest of the world connected.
The Port of Hull is a significant trading gateway connecting Europe and beyond. Strategically located on the Humber - the UK’s busiest waterway - £12 billion of goods pass through the port each year.
It supports around 12,000 jobs across the UK in areas such as marine, engineering, HR, logistics, property and operations.
You will be able to view various cargoes that are key in keeping the shops stocked, electricity flowing and families fed!
The 3,000 acre estate is home to the UK’s only All Weather Terminal where it houses steel for making cars and then transported via rail or road to manufactures across the UK.
Not only that, but the Port of Hull is a key part of the energy supply chain serving major power stations in the Trent and Aire Valleys. The state-of-the-art rail load out facility can fill one train with 1,500 tonnes of wood pellets in just 40 minutes – this will light 85 homes for one whole year!
Moving on, you will get to see one of the most significant terminals - Hull Container Terminal - with two new £10.5 million gantry cranes… these mammoth, 60-metre high cranes serve around 15 container ships every week. There are regular sailings to Belgium, Amsterdam, Iceland and beyond and the containers house a variety of goods including furniture, food and toys.
The tour will also highlight P&O Ferries which sees almost one million passengers every year travelling to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.
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