A greener solution for moving your cargo

Have you considered inland water way logistics as a viable alternative to road transport?

Both Brexit and the pandemic has highlighted the importance of building a strong supply chain that is both agile and resilient, in order to safeguard against shifts in the supply-demand balance, and provide protection from future disruption. 

There is a desire from businesses to ‘build back greener’, adopting more sustainable practices to reduce CO2 emissions and costs – whether that’s looking at alternative transportation modes for goods, or reducing the distance goods need to travel by road. 

It is therefore sensible for businesses to have multiple modes available to use. A spread of modes, including water freight, provides the greatest resilience for a company’s supply chain, reducing their carbon footprint and reducing exposure to risk.

What does this mean for you?

The Manchester Ship Canal forms part of an innovative and carbon efficient ‘Green Highway’, providing you with a low carbon solution to deliver products directly in to the North West reducing road miles – allowing your business to offer social value within the supply chain. It opens up opportunities to develop production facilities or construction hubs, with access to a wide range of commodity solutions.

Running from the Mersey Estuary into the heart of Manchester, our unique inland waterway is a 36 mile long seaway which provides an artery to move goods between Liverpool and Manchester, and from hubs along the M6 and M60.

It comprises seven terminals which include: Port Warrington, Runcorn, Ellesmere Port, Salford Quays, QEII Docks, Irlam and Stanlow Terminals. We offer a full range of tailor-made solutions for:

  • Agribulks
  • Dry bulks
  • Forest products
  • Liquid bulks
  • Metals
  • Construction material
  • Project cargo
  • Multi-user warehousing
  • Port centric warehousing and logistics


Links deep water services at the Port of Liverpool and Liverpool2 to inland distribution and manufacturing facilities

Ideally located to transport abnormal loads via road closer to end destination

Delivers direct water access to more than 5m sq ft of warehousing

Enables transportation of overweight containers in the heart of the North West

Green alternative to motorway network

Cheaper option than inland road haulage

Better for the environment by reducing carbon emissions

With 10 motorways within 10 miles of this integrated waterway, each terminal rail-linked with up to nine service a day between the Port of Liverpool and Ireland??

Allows importers to extract the benefits of port centric distribution in the heart of the UK population

We offer a variety liquid storage COMAH facilities at QEII and STL at Stanlow.

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