BRITAIN'S GLOBAL GATEWAY
Foreword - by Simon Bird, Chair of Humber Freeport
The Humber region stands as a beacon of opportunity, poised to ignite the UK’s green energy revolution and guide us towards a brighter, more prosperous future. With the challenge of climate change comes a unique chance to reshape our world, driving economic growth while advancing the nation’s net zero ambitions.
As the industrial cluster responsible for the highest CO2 emissions in the country, the Humber’s transformation is not just desirable, it’s imperative. The region’s decarbonisation is central to the Government’s net zero objectives, but it is also a gateway to energising our economy and building energy resilience.
Humber Freeport is at the forefront of this transformation, with a mission to attract investment and stimulate innovation into both established and emerging industries. We have identified significant opportunities to expand our fast-growing renewable energy sectors, as well as potential major investments in chemicals, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and technology.
The momentum behind the Humber as a prime location for substantial investments is undeniable. These investments are set to deliver long-lasting economic benefits, and the region’s advantages for investors are magnified when developments are located within the Humber Freeport footprint.
We have already witnessed the positive impact, with numerous major investments from international companies. But this is just the beginning. The Humber Freeport has the power to transform not only the regional prospects but the entire UK.
With our collective vision, ambition, and infrastructure already established, it’s imperative that we act decisively to shape a future that is not only sustainable but also thriving and resilient. The Humber is poised to lead the charge, and we have a responsibility to ensure it does so.
CHAIR OF HUMBER FREEPORT
Regional Director, Associated British Ports