Grimsby’s car handling might looks set to significantly grow once again after Associated British Ports lodged an application to expand its river terminal.
The addition to the £26 million investment, brought forward six years ago, would allow the first port on the Humber to handle the world’s largest car carriers.
It comes on top of significant growth, with numbers surging from 250,000 vehicles handled to 500,000 in recent years.
ABP has applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to conduct the works.
The application by the business is the critical first step in the consenting process to extend the existing berthing infrastructure, as well as deepen the berthing pocket through dredging.
These improvements will enable the terminal, which can already handle two 175-metre long vessels simultaneously, to further support the automotive sector.