Introducing Liverpool2

Liverpool2 is a £400 million investment to create a new deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool, enabling the largest vessels to call directly in the heart of the UK.


A Vision Revealed

Peel Ports has invested £400 million over the past three years constructing Liverpool2, to expand the UK's largest transatlantic port and create one of Europe's most advanced container terminals. As one of the most operationally efficient and modern terminals in Northern Europe, it is capable of accommodating the world's largest container vessels, future-proofing the facility to allow global shippers 'ship-to-door' access to major import and centres at the heart of the UK.

Significantly, Liverpool2 will offer exporters based in the North a more competitive route to international markets. Together with our Cargo200 initiative to cut road and rail miles from freight logistics, Peel Ports is leading the way in helping businesses to reduce costs, congestion and carbon emissions in their supply chains.

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Key Liverpool2 Facts

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Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

The largest containership to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived yesterday [Monday 6 March]. The 6,552 TEU ‘HS Paris’ berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal at 04:30.

Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could only accommodate vessels up to 4500TEU. The HS Paris is the first post-Panamax vessel to call at Liverpool following the phase 1 opening of Liverpool2 in November 2016.

On the bridge of the MSC Florida
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LIVERPOOL2 LAUNCH GALLERY: On the bridge of the MSC Florida

(L-R) Capt. Naresh Malhotra MSC Operations, Port Director David Huck, Georgio D'Esposito MSC Operations and Antonio Scala MSC Operations on the bridge of the MSC Florida at the beginning of the day.

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Presentation to Captain of MSC Florida

Harbour Master, Capt. Steve Gallimore presenting the Captain of the MSC Florida with a plauqe to commemorate the day.

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Guests checking in for the event

Guests arriving at the start of the event. 

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The Dome

Guests networking in 'The Dome' at the L2 launch event. Guests were able to learn more about Liverpool2 through the virtual information displays and also test their their skills in our crane simulator.

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Virtual Learning

Guests were able to learn more about Liverpool2 through interacting with virtual displays at the event.

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First act of the day

Guests were entertained by the Rockabellas prior to the main event starting.

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Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox and CEO Mark Whitworth

Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP and Peel Ports CEO, Mark Whitworth on the quay of Liverpool2 with the MSC Florida behind.

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Attendees from global shipping lines at L2 opening

Asbjorn Kops from Maesrk Line at the L2 opening event.

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Lord Prescott

Lord Prescott at the Liverpool2 launch event.

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Liverpool2 launch video

The launch video being projected onto the inside of the dome at the opening event.

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An impressive firework display and video show to mark the opening of Liverpool2.

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MSC Team

Port Director, David Huck with the MSC team on the quay of Liverpool2 with the MSC Florida behind them.

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Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP during his speech to guests at the Liverpool2 launch event.

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Dining area

The dining area at the event were over 300 guests enjoyed fine dining and entertainment.

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The Main Act

Alison Moyet wowed guests with a great performance of her greatest hits. 

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COO Gary Hodgson

COO Gary Hodgson addressing the room during his speech.

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CEO Mark Whitworth

CEO Mark Whitworth addressing guests during his speech.

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The host

The host for the Liverpool2 launch event was journalist Chris Maguire.

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CEO Mark Whitworth being presented with a gift by ZPMC. 

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A long day...

Liverpool2 at the end of a long day!

Interested in finding out more?

Get in touch with Roger, your strategic contact for our new Liverpool2 development. He has a wealth of experience and will be able to add value to your existing supply chain solutions as well as helping you to develop new ones. Simply complete the form below and he'll be in touch.

Roger Megann

Group Business Development Manager Roger has a wealth of experience in the shipping industry and is our key Liverpool2 contact. You can get in touch with Roger by completing the form below on the left.