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.
Peel Ports Group, has pressed the button on the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2, already one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals. The company is to invest in equipment and port infrastructure works to expand the terminal and introduce further leading-edge port technology solutions.
This latest phase will include the installation of a further three ship to shore cranes (STS) and 10 cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMG). These will add to the previous five STS cranes and 12 CRMG cranes installed as part of Phase 1 which was opened in November last year. Liverpool2 will have the capacity to manage the unloading of two 380m vessels simultaneously.
There will also be additional reefer points installed to allow the terminal to handle even greater quantities of refrigerated containers at the Port of Liverpool.
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.