MARITIME & LOGISTICS SECTOR SHINES

26th September 2019

Major investment deal for Liverpool2 container terminal. Ocean shipping boom for B&M& Yang Ming. £4m waterside village approved. Major award for Peel Ports. £150m disaster relief ship construction.

Last month’s London International Shipping Week brought a torrent of terrific news, all based around our region’s thriving maritime and logistics sector. Read our round-up of the week’s top stories below. Liverpool City Region is a gateway to the world and our maritime & logistics industry represents one of our biggest opportunities.

 

PEEL PORTS STRIKES IMPORTANT INVESTMENT DEAL FOR LIVERPOOL2 CONTAINER TERMINAL

Aerial photograph of Liverpool2 Deep Water Container Terminal

Peel Ports have announced a major new joint venture agreement with Swiss shipping line MSC’s Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) to develop Liverpool’s container facility.

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CONTRACT AWARDED FOR PHASE 2 OF LIVERPOOL2 CONTAINER TERMINAL EXPANSION

Port of Liverpool, 2019

McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS).

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CAMMELL LAIRD SET TO BUILD £150M DISASTER RELIEF SHIP IN BIRKENHEAD

Britannia Maritime Aid

Liverpool City Region shipyard and marine engineering services specialist Cammell Laird has helped launch plans for a new £150m disaster relief ship it has co-designed at London International Shipping Week.

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MERSEY MARITIME SECTOR HOLDS EXPORT HOPE FOR UK ECONOMY

Group shot left to right: Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO for Mersey Maritime, Gary Hodgson Managing Director – Port Logistics, Gareth Davies, Director General, International and Security at Department for Transport (DfT)

The shipping heritage of Liverpool City Region (LCR) could provide a major boost to the UK’s economic prospects post-Brexit according to a major new report.

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YANG MING HAILS SUCCESS OF NEW LIVERPOOL FEEDER SERVICE

Liverpool City Region cranes loading container ships.

A new express feeder service to Liverpool has smashed its initial targets almost immediately after launching in June, underlining demand for a direct Far East call at the port.

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PEEL PORTS WINS COMMUNITY AWARD FOR SCOTTISH RAIL FREIGHT SERVICE

Port of Liverpool, 2019

Peel Ports Group has won a major rail industry award for its revitalisation of a rail service connecting the Port of Liverpool with Scotland following a decade-long hiatus.

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PEEL PORTS CONFIRMS DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT BREXIT FUNDING

International cargo ship in transit, on its way to Port of Liverpool

The ports of Liverpool has received funding to enhance measures they have already taken to improve resilience ahead of the UK’s expected departure from the EU on 31 October.

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Read more about Liverpool City Region’s maritime and logistics sector HERE.

 

 

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Alice Lamb
Alice Lamb
Head of Investment Services, Liverpool LEP

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