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Liverpool 2 Phase 2 port development begins

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Peel Ports Group, the owner of the Port of Liverpool, has this month announced that it has begun the development of the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool 2- already one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals.
Liverpool 2 which is already one of the world's most modern shipping terminals is set to expand further
It is expected that Phase 2 will include the installation of three ship to shore cranes (STS) and 10 cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMG). These will be in addition to the five STS cranes and 12 CRMG cranes installed as part of Phase 1 which became operational in November of 2016. On completion, Liverpool 2 will have the capacity to manage the unloading of two 380m vessels simultaneously.

The deep water facility, that Liverpool 2 represents, is capable of accommodating the world’s largest container vessels and connects road, rail and canal networks linking directly to the heart of the UK mainland, accessing a catchment area of over 35 million people, almost 58% of the UK’s population.

Commenting on the news, Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports, said:

“This is an important step in the development of Liverpool 2 and reflects our confidence and our long term commitment to positioning the North of England as a competitive route to international markets and a major port for global trade.”

“The development of the project programme is now well underway. We are currently preparing the outline designs and would look to be in a position to appoint construction partners in spring of next year, with a view to commencement of construction shortly after. We anticipate a completion date for Phase 2 of 2019.”

Peel Ports Group announced earlier this year that it had secured over 200 signatories for its Cargo200 initiative- a campaign calling on importers and exporters whose goods are destined for the North of England to switch delivery of ocean-freight from south-east ports to the Port of Liverpool. The port operator evidenced that by making the change, UK plc will save around £400m a year as well as cut inland freight mileage by 200 million miles by 2020.
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