The Humber LEP has today welcomed the Government’s announcement it is to begin consulting on a project to potentially introduce ten Freeports locations across the UK.
A spokesperson said: “The Humber LEP welcomes the Government’s consultation into Freeports and we look forward to working with organisations across the region to develop our response in the coming weeks.
“The Humber Estuary is home to the UK’s largest ports complex and has the space to support further growth. As such, it is essential the
Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.
With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.
Plans for Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services, were unveiled on Thursday 1 October at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby.
The new £7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is being jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP. It will be based in 5,696 m2 of tailor-made facilities, housed in