Multimodal logistics training centre

Road, rail, sea and air – plans for the first integrated, multimodal logistics training have been unveiled for Immingham.

The new £7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is on schedule for completion and full operation in September 2016. Funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP, it will be located in a 5,696 m2 fit for purpose designed facility on Kings Road in Immingham.

Equipped with state-of-the-art simulators for training maritime crew, truck and crane drivers, Modal Training will deliver realistic training, replicating the working environment, in a wide range of settings. Facilities will include extensive warehousing, engineering and rail safety teaching facilities, and the UK’s only Air Freight Forwarding Academy.

“The Humber is already home to the UK’s largest, multi-purpose ports complex which, for decades, has supported a growing trade in coal, cars, food, freight, passengers and petroleum,” said Sam Whitaker, vice-principal for strategic projects at the Grimsby Institute and board member of Modal Training

“Now the region is set to expand again, as it takes on a new role as the international logistics hub for the emerging renewables energy sector.”

“We’re looking forward to working with the Modal team to ensure that the programmes being developed meet our needs exactly,” added Mike Sellers, ABP’s port manager for Grimsby and Immingham.

“I urge other businesses to get in touch to discuss their own requirements. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the creation of a centre of excellence for our sector.”