After decades of service to Peel Ports Group, Tom Allison has stood down from his role as chairman. He will remain on the board, representing shareholder interests of Peel Group as a non-executive director. Meanwhile, Mark Whitworth will assume the role of Chairman after stepping away from his role as Chief Executive Officer. He will continue to oversee the strategic development and governance of the group. Claudio Veritiero has taken over as the new CEO as of the 4 April, just as we prepare to an exciting new chapter in our history
In related news, we recently began using greener alternative fuels for straddle carriers and plant equipment across most of our estate from 1 April in an industry-leading move. We have acted ahead of the UK government’s change in legislation and worked closely with manufacturers to test and transfer to greener methods, including using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
DKT Allseas (part of the Allseas Logistics Group) has announced a new multi-modal extension to complement its pioneering China Xpress liner service that successfully launched in 2021.
The new train service now runs five days a week between Liverpool and Freightliner’s Birmingham Terminal. It forms part of the China Xpress service evolution, moving from sea to land to provide a sustainable solution for cargo owners to get their goods to their end destination.
We have committed to becoming a net zero port operator by 2040, ten years ahead of the UK Government’s national decarbonising targets. We are the first major port group to set such an ambitious plan towards tackling climate change and have recently unveiled several initiatives to drive a more sustainable agenda.
We are excited to announce that Peel Ports has entered into a partnership with the University of Liverpool Management School to enhance our newly-formed Innovation Forum. The Forum aims to answer some of the most challenging questions in our effort to reduce carbon emissions and as part of our commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
We are delighted to announce that five students from Hugh Baird College have been selected for our scholarship programme after an interview process last year. The opportunity will enable the selected students to undertake an enhanced industry placement at the Port of Liverpool across various disciplines, including general business support functions, marketing, engineering and IT.
Phill Hall, our Mersey Port Director, explains some of the key factors involved in making freeports a success, such as the one for the Liverpool City Region.
Peel Ports Group has partnered with social enterprise Innovate Her to encourage diversity and inclusion across the organisation and promote STEM subjects to hundreds of female students across Liverpool.
The Port of Liverpool, part of Peel Ports Group and one of the UK’s largest port operators , has announced a number of significant record-breaking achievements across its container terminals division.