ABLE Humber Port

Industrial (B2)



Humber Freeport

Humber Freeport is sited along the Humber Estuary and is one of eight Freeports currently being endorsed by government in England. The Humber is the busiest UK trade estuary by tonnage, hosting the country’s busiest port (Immingham) and its most extended ports cluster. Working with four local authorities on both banks, national government and two LEPs, the Humber Freeport will receive a dedicated income stream from retained business rates, and strong input for business to help maximise the economic impact of the estuary, both in terms of the immediate surroundings and across the broader hinterland served by the Humber ports.

Key facts

  • Freeports offer incentives in tax, customs zones and trade, but will incorporate wider impact in terms of inward investment, regeneration and levelling up, and creating hotbeds of innovation
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Opportunity location

Why invest in Greater Lincolnshire?

Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland is currently experiencing an unprecedented era of growth and is undoubtedly one of the investment hotspots of the UK. The geography is vastly unique, from the Humber to the Wash, covering 2,700 miles with a population of 1.1 million. Our game-changing sectors include the Humber Freeport; renewable energy; the UK Food Valley; Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs), including the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach and Europarc III Food Enterprise Zone at Grimsby; and defence and security. Our thriving universities are some of the fastest-growing in the UK, providing access to a growing talent pool, fuelling academia, and creating a skilled workforce. Wide-open spaces and fresh air regulate and invigorate innovation.

Offering a range of high-quality, cost-effective sites and property solutions for all types of investing businesses, from specialist logistics and sector sites, employment parks, start-up hubs, or shovel-ready land ripe for development, we are strategically located to enable fast, multimodal access to UK and international markets. Our ports put your customers at easy reach wherever they are based. Our sites offer fast access to both UK and global markets, either via road, sea, air or rail.

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Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: Commercial and sectors
  • Value: Up to £3.5 billion in investment
  • Site size: 99,400 hectares (994 km²)
  • Jobs: 7000+
  • Delivery timescale: 1-5 years
  • Planning status: Approved
Humber Freeport
Primary promoter

Consortium of Associated British Ports, Humber LEP, Greater Lincolnshire LEP and local authorities of Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire