MORE BIG SHIPS AHOY!
The chief executive of Peel Ports, expects to see even more big ships sailing into the port of Liverpool, thanks to the £400m Liverpool 2 container terminal.
The port has recently began welcoming two new large transatlantic container ship services moved from congested southern ports.
Peel Ports CEO, Mark Whitworth believes shipping lines are seeing the benefits of bringing containers bound for the North through Liverpool, rather than through southern ports. He said: “I have every confidence in the weeks and months ahead that you’ll see the volumes here continue to grow.
Best part? Talks with shipping lines over bringing services to Liverpool on a permanent basis are well advanced, explained mark, adding:
“We’ve been having a number of very high-profile discussions with the shipping lines and genuinely we’re at a point now where we’ve identified a couple of services we think could fit very well with Liverpool.
“I have every confidence in the weeks and months ahead that you’ll see the volumes here continue to grow.
“We have been working with one of the lines on one particular service. The last meeting was only a few weeks ago. The meeting was opened up by this particular line and said ‘we have never worked so proactively with any other port company in the way that we have with Peel Ports’.
“We’ve been able to jointly identify some real opportunities between us. If we can retain those two services here or secure this other that I’m referring to, it will have a significant impact on jobs and the local economy.”
For more information on Liverpool 2 visit the peel website HERE.