Rachel Hinton, Head of Sales, Mersey - Peel Ports Group, explains why being able to handle all commodities has put the Port of Liverpool firmly on the international trading map.
The Port of Liverpool is capable of handling all commodities That’s a claim that we’re proud of and willing to back up. As well as bulks, containers and Ro-Ro we can handle a wide variety of break bulk including steel, bags of cocoa, wind-turbine blades and towers, paper and wood. With a fully automated steel terminal and a Forest Products terminal in place at the port, as well as on and off port warehousing, we’re able to give our customers a truly diversified offering.
Liverpool’s location is ideally placed for cargo destined for the North of England, Scotland, and The Midlands. This allows our customers to ship directly into Liverpool, store the cargo on the port and then benefit from a shorter road leg to the final destination – cutting miles, costs and carbon emissions. We also have the option of the Manchester Ship Canal where this better suits the customers’ needs.
These are exciting times for the Port, with our deep-water container terminal Liverpool2 opened just a few months ago. Liverpool2 will underpin our strategies for growth in containers, with volumes expected to double over the next decade.
The Port of Liverpool as part of Peel Ports is a vocal member of the Northern Powerhouse and is committed to growth in the region. Increased business through the Port serves to provide sustainability for many associated businesses including hauliers, warehousing, freight forwarders and end customers. In challenging economic times the Port can easily handle changes in the balance of imports and exports and positively impact the regional economy, safeguarding operations no matter what pressures are being felt by UK plc.
With these recent investments at the Port of Liverpool, we’ve laid the foundations for future growth. The next step is telling the story of Liverpool, and letting everyone know about the benefits of shipping here and encouraging new customers to use the facilities we have. The bar has well and truly been raised with recent activity in Liverpool, and by working closely with customers, we’re confident that our ambitious goals are most certainly within reach.
To find out more about our tailor-made supply chain solutions in our Mersey cluster you can contact Rachel HERE.
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