The application 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 175m long vessels simultaneously, to further support the automotive sector.

If approved, the investment will see vessels able to contain almost 9,000 vehicles, berth alongside.

The Port of Grimsby is already playing a pivotal role in the Grimsby Town Deal, which promises to deliver thousands of new jobs.

The first stage of the project commenced in July 2018 and included a project named the Greater Grimsby Heritage Action Zone. Through this project, ABP has started to regenerate areas within the Kasbah by actively marketing disused buildings to local businesses.