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A collaborative initiative in the Humber will bring together port businesses in the region in order to coordinate a range of activities

One expert involved in the project has suggested the move will help to provide a gateway to the north of England and assist freight forwarders in reducing road miles and costs.

This is according to the interim chair of HumberPort and University of Hull Knowledge Exchange director Bill Walker, who said in an article for freight and logistics news service IFW that the complex is the largest and busiest in the UK and is "perfectly positioned" for shipping.

"By bringing together the different capacities of the different ports - deep water, ro-ro facilities, shortsea specialists - it is expected that all freighting needs will be catered for," he added.

Secretariat support for the scheme is being provided by the Logistics Institute at the Hull University Business School, while local authorities and major ports businesses have also lent their backing to the HumberPort initiative.

Able UK's port on the Humber recently received approval for plans to build a new logistics business park on the site.

 

Written by Scott Buckler
Thursday, 26 April 2012 9:09

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