Mr Frith previously managed the ports of Hull and Goole since 2014, following a career in global logistics and operations with DHL, after which he relocated from Canada to join ABP.

ABP has already put plans in place to recruit a successor for Hull and Goole.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the UK’s biggest port by tonnage and developing both Grimsby and Immingham to improve each facility’s unique offer,” said Mr Frith.