UK - British Isles
53.75744 N, -0.32507 W
Hull (officially Kingston upon Hull) is a port city located between Hull River and Humber River in England UK. The city covers a total area of approx 71 km2 (28 ml2) and has population around 260,000.
- Hull was given its first charter in 1299 by Edward I. The old town of Hull retains its medieval pattern and some buildings back to the 18th century and before. Wilberforce House (now a museum), is in the High Street. It is the birthplace in 1759 of anti slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce (1759-1833). In the centre is Holy Trinity Church, the oldest parish church in England, dating from 14th century. Reclamation of the old docks provides the city with marinas, parks and a Maritime Museum.
- Close to the city is Humber Bridge, which has the world's longest single span. Also worth seeing is Beverley with its ecclesiastical architecture in the 13th century Gothic Minster and 14th century Saint Mary's church. Burton Constable Hall and Park lies to the northeast of Hull and to the northwest is the 19th century working mill, Skidby Windmill.
Port of Hull is located at the confluence of two rivers - Hull and Humber (estuary). The port is operational since at least the 13th century when was known as "The Haven" and "Old Harbour". The Hull Dock Company (established 1773) constructed the first dock on a land formerly occupied by the town walls. The port is owned and operated by the ABP company (abbrev from "Associated British Ports"). Hull port handles around 1 million passengers annually, and is ranked UK's largest import location for softwood timber.
- During the next half century several docks (Town Docks) were constructed around the old town (on land formerly occupied by the town's fortifications).
- The port's first dock (Victoria Dock) was built east of Hull River and opened in 1850. In 1862 started the construction of docks along Humber River's banks (to the west). There were built West Dock, Albert Dock, and the William Wright extension. The St Andrew's Dock (further west) was opened in 1883. A new eastern dock (Alexandra Dock) was opened in 1885. In 1914 was opened the King George Dock.
- Town Docks, St Andrew's Dock and Victoria Dock became inoperational by the 1970s and were subsequently closed. Some were later redeveloped (Humber and Railway) to a leisure complex (named "Hull Marina").
- In 2001, on the site of the old River Terminal 1 was constructed the new Rotterdam Terminal (building cost GBP 14,3 million). It serves P&O Ferries on the Hull-Rotterdam Holland route. Here dock the P&O ferry ships Pride of Rotterdam, and Pride of Hull.
- From Hull there is also a ferry service to Zeebrugge Belgium. The company AarhusKarlshamn operates a large vegetable-based oil products processing plant at the dock, and the Kingston Terminal at the south-east of Queen Elizabeth Dock is used for import of coal products. In 2010, there were ten roll on-roll off berths in total within the two docks.
- In 2014 was opened a facility to supply the Drax power station (coal-fired) with capacity to co-fire around 1 million tns biomass and petcoke per year. A specialised dry bulk warehouse for biomass storage was opened in 2015.
Hull port also drydock facilities for ship repairs. Dry docks are located at King George Dock, Alexandra Dock, William Wright Dock, South End Dock (near Humber Estuary, port's largest, with LOA length 105 m / 345 ft), Union Dock, North Bridge Dry Dock, No 1 Dry Dock (near Queen's Dock).
Green Port Hull
In 2016, Alexandra Dock was redeveloped / reconstructed and integrated with a wind farm, factory and an estuary-side quay (Quay 2005). The development project was named "Green Port Hull".
- Green Port Hull is a joint venture between Siemens and ABP. The memorandum of understanding was signed in 2011. The project included building a wind energy manufacturing plant at Alexandra Dock, and land redevelopment (building a riverside Quay 2005 and port facilities there). The location was choosen for its proximity to the existing North Sea-based wind farms (Dogger Bank, Hornsea, East Anglia Array) and also for the existing port infrastructure.
- Quay 2005 project included land reclamation west of Alexandra Dock's entrance (on Humber River estuary's banks) and dredging allowing access of ships with max draft 11,5 metres (38 ft). At the new wharf was built a facility serving wind turbine logistics, so additional land for the operations was created.
- Port facilities include a blade manufacturing factory (constructed by VolkerFitzpatrick) plus additional buildings serving the logistics (constructed by Clugston Group) and one wind turbine (6 MW power output). All businesses existing at the dock were relocated (within Hull port).
- Construction works started in January 2015, after the Siemens-ABP's 2011 agreement was finalised. The ABP port investment was GBP 150 million, while Siemens invested in the project GBP 160 million. The facility's completion was scheduled for 2016-2017. For Alexandra Dock's engineering works were contracted (as joint venture) the companies GRAHAM and Lagan Construction Group.
Highlights: Old Town, Wilberforce House, Beverley
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Port Hull cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hull, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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