The combination of a strategic location at the heart of the country's transport infrastructure along with extensive and expanding modern high quality facilities enables Goole to provide a rapid and cost effective service to its customers. Goole is located on the River Ouse, some 80km from the open sea and 2km from the M62, only a half-hour's drive is required to reach the heart of West and South Yorkshire. The North Midlands and North West are within two hours drive. The port also has rail connections to many berths and canal connections to West and South Yorkshire. A wide range of facilities is available at Goole for handling unitised, bulk and general cargo with a particular strength in containers, steel and timber. The demand for facilities continues to increase, and is met by both short and long term development plans. In recent years, the port has attracted traffic levels not seen for over 40 years. ABP has invested significantly in Goole to ensure the port continues to offer some of the most advanced facilities in the United Kingdom, for both general and specialist cargo-handling.