Andy Perrin, Managing Director of Hemisphere, set out why Liverpool is at the heart of their transatlantic expansion plans
As one of UK’s largest independent global logistics providers, we at Hemisphere help our customers solve their supply chain challenges on every continent. We’ve come a long way since our beginnings in Colchester in the late 80s, growing and evolving all the time.
I’ve recently championed a change in the company’s strategic positioning, beginning with the acquisition of a logistics company in the North West, which has since become fully amalgamated under the Hemisphere brand. From our existing base in Skelmersdale, we’re perfectly poised for a further expansion of our operations in the region.
At the centre of our plans is Liverpool. It’s a strategically important port and most definitely the best-placed geographically for transatlantic trade, not only in the North, but the entire UK. It was a key factor when we started planning our growth in the area.
For example, our industry contacts allowed us to co-ordinate a visit to the Port of Liverpool on behalf of James Lindley, the Commercial Counselor for the U.S. Commercial Service based at the US Embassy in London.
Accompanying James to the port enabled us both to receive a great insight into the significant investment that has been made in developing its infrastructure and capabilities, providing Liverpool with the ability to support trade well into the future
The Port of Liverpool has always attracted widespread support from many major carriers, carving a niche for transatlantic and other routes across container, RoRo, bulk and project cargo.
And the news that Maersk and MSC’s 2M alliance is supporting Liverpool for services diverted from Felixstowe is a major benefit to our future plans in not only the North West, but also for developing more commercial opportunities with North America.
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