The UK's busiest car-handling port is to build another terminal and extra jetties on the Humber to facilitate large vessels
A new development in Grimsby docks will enable ships to carry up to 3000 vehicles a time, a vast improvement on the current quota of just 800 vehicles per ship.
Each year 635,000 vehicles pass through Grimsby’s docks, which were built in 1852.
Work on the new development is expected to start in early 2012, with ships berthing by late 2013.
The government announced the creation of an enterprise zone in the port, as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.
The 27-acre site aims to attract companies in the renewable energy industry to the area.