Port information

Ocean Countess in the Port of Hull (c) ABP


The Port of Hull can trace its roots back to the middle ages, when it was a key trading gateway in the export of wool and cloth to the Continent. The city retains its strong maritime heritage today, with two of the largest passenger ferries in the world – P&O’s Pride of Rotterdam and Pride of Hull – regularly sailing the North Sea between Hull, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. Situated two kilometers from the city centre and less than an hour’s drive from Humberside Airport and the new Robin Hood International Airport, the port’s geographical location means it is perfectly placed for turnaround cruises to the European Continent and the Baltic states. Hull also lends itself to domestic cruises as a port of call, owing to its superb location on the East Coast, which is less than 30 kilometers from the mouth of the Humber Estuary. The port offers fully enclosed docks, efficient baggage handling facilities, 24-hour security service and a large car and coach park

Port attractions

  1.  The Deep

    The Deep is the world’s only submarium. It is also one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world & is home to over 3,500 fish, including sharks and rays, as well as a family of Penguins!
  2.  Historic Hull Old Town

    Journey back 235 million years at the Museums Quarter in Hull's Old Town to encounter sea monsters, Romans and a life-sized woolly mammoth at the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archeology
  3.  York

    Explore York's Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage or take in a wealth of attractions like the iconic York Minster, JORVIK Viking Centre, York Dungeons, the National Railway Museum & Castle Museum
  4.  The Market Town of Beverley

    has beauty in abundance. With an awe-inspiring Minster, historical buildings, cobbled streets, up-market shopping & small town charm, there is something for everyone
  5.  Grand Houses Galore

    The Yorkshire Wolds certainly has its fair share of magnificent stately homes, including Sledmere House, Burton Constable Hall, Burton Agnes Hall & Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Port views

Port facts

Nautical information

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Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
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Port Fees
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Useful Information
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Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Gareth Russell, Business Development Manager
Port House, Northern Gateway
HU9 5PQ Hull
United Kingdom

Page last updated: 2022-10-06 14:44


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