Hull in line for new cruise terminal


Hull City Council has confirmed it plans to build a cruise terminal and riverside berth, it has emerged.

Cabinet members have approved a decision to find a private sector developer for the project after suggesting the scheme ‘could boost the city economy by £13m a year, and the wider Humber economy by another £15m a year’.

Hull City Council said the location and type of terminal would be decided once a developer was found although Sammy's Point is the preferred location for the new riverside berth, the BBC reports.

Cllr Steven Bayes said: ‘We already have plans in place to redevelop some key culture hubs like Ferens Art Gallery - now we need to look to how Hull can continue to capitalise on the City of Culture success.’

He added the berth would be a ‘long term legacy for Hull’ and create long-term employment opportunities.

Options include a ‘smaller scale port of call for ships arriving for a day's visit’ or ‘a fully-serviced home port for cruise ships, so visitors would arrive and disembark in Hull’.

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