Liverpool2 container terminal officially open

Liverpool2 has now officially opened Liverpool2 has now officially opened
Industry Database

The £400m container terminal investment by Peel Ports, Liverpool2 has officially been opened at the Port of Liverpool.

Opened by the secretary of state for international trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP on November 4, 2016, the terminal hopes to provide a state-of-the-art ocean gateway for UK importers and exporters linking directly to the heart of the UK mainland.

Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Port, said: “This marks the beginning of a new era for the Port of Liverpool. Our investment will help global shippers to transport cargo more efficiently to their end destination with lower costs, congestion and carbon emissions.”

“Liverpool is in the right location, providing state-of-the art facilities and technology, and offers a real competitive advantage with a shorter supply chain and providing an all-water route right to the heart of the UK via the Manchester Ship Canal.”

The new deep water facility will complement the existing Royal Seaforth Container Terminal at the Port of Liverpool, with each terminal having capacity to handle around 1m containers per year.

“Liverpool 2 will create a new trading gateway in the UK,” explained Mr Whitworth.

He added: “We are already exploring and succeeding in creating new opportunities for UK exporters, having recently signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a strategic alliance aimed at facilitating international trade and generating new business by promoting trade routes between Liverpool and the west coast of South America via the Panama Canal.”

The new expanded port facility will create an estimated 5,000 jobs direct and indirect jobs, stimulate further growth in the North-west and help to rebalance the UK economy.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

New installations in Malaysia and Vietnam for SFT Group

Cone Fenders delivered for Malayan Flour Mills Jetty and Cruise Terminal in Phuket Read more

SUCCESSFUL COMMISSIONING OF ONE STS MALACCAMAX CRANE FOR SEAYARD TERMINAL OPERATOR

The new high dimensions gantry crane STS Malaccamax rated amongst the largest cranes in the world an... Read more

Lock in Sint-Baafs-Vijve equipped with SFT Donut Fenders

The contractors THV Artes Depret – Franki formed a temporary partnership to construct the new lock i... Read more

E-book: Using New Simulation Technology to Manage Safety & Productivity

Port terminals worldwide have begun to deploy new simulation technology that's making the operator t... Read more

Terberg announces a new generation of Yard Tractors, for all drive options

BENSCHOP (NL) – Terberg announces a new generation of Yard Tractors. These innovative Yard Tractors ... Read more

Donut Fenders delivered for river lock at Langwedel, Germany

The lock Langwedel is one of numerous locks along river Weser in Northern Germany. It is operational... Read more

View all