MARITIME & LOGISTICS SECTOR SHINES
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
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.
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR PHASE 2 OF LIVERPOOL2 CONTAINER TERMINAL EXPANSION
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).
CAMMELL LAIRD SET TO BUILD £150M DISASTER RELIEF SHIP IN BIRKENHEAD
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.
MERSEY MARITIME SECTOR HOLDS EXPORT HOPE FOR UK ECONOMY
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.
YANG MING HAILS SUCCESS OF NEW LIVERPOOL FEEDER SERVICE
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.
PEEL PORTS WINS COMMUNITY AWARD FOR SCOTTISH RAIL FREIGHT SERVICE
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.
PEEL PORTS CONFIRMS DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT BREXIT FUNDING
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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