Port of Liverpool sets a number of new records across its terminals

8th April 2022

Since the start of 2022, the Port of Liverpool, operated by Peel Ports, has set a number of record-breaking achievements across its container terminal division.

Liverpool City Region - A UK Freeport

Liverpool City Region – A UK Freeport

In March this year, the port handled a total of 52,300 containers (89,400 TEU), beating its previous record high of 47,200 containers (81,750 TEU) in October 2019.

Additionally, Liverpool2 successfully deployed five cranes simultaneously earlier this week for the very first time since the terminal opened in 2016, as it handled the MSC Hong Kong in just 4,516 container moves (7,350 TEU) – shattering the previous record.

In February, the port’s Terminal 1 brought two additional ship-to-shore (STS) cranes into operation, boosting its quay side capacity by 30 per cent and enabling it to handle taller vessels and infra-European services.

As part of Peel Port’s £400 million ($523 million) investment into Liverpool2, a second phase of the programme was fully completed at the start of 2022. This saw the addition of five new cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes, bringing the total set to 22 CRMGs.

“These record-breaking achievements are real evidence of the increasing capabilities and optimised efficiencies of our containerised cargo operations at the Port of Liverpool,” said David Huck, Chief Operating Officer of Peel Ports Group.

“The significant investments we have made over the last few years have enabled us to grow and develop our capabilities in order to enhance our service levels across both our terminal operations. This is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our people.

“The Port of Liverpool has a bright future ahead as a centre of excellence providing global shipping lines reliable access to major import and export opportunities at the heart of the UK.

“We are fully committed to continuing to invest sustainably in what is one of the most efficient and modern container port operations in the UK and deliver the best possible service for all our customers.”

In other recent news, logistics firm Maritime Transport Ltd. has agreed a 30-year lease with Peel Ports and a major expansion of its transport depot at the Port of Liverpool.

The multi-million-pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to ten with a new storage yard for loaded containers, significantly enhancing Maritime’s operation in the Northwest.

For more information on Liverpool City Region’s maritime and logistics sector click HERE.

8th April 2022