Stacks of experience

At Peel Ports we put you at the heart of a distribution network for the UK and Irish markets. We have a unique container offering providing innovative and sustainable solutions for the UK’s warehousing, manufacturing and retail industries. We can connect major conurbations via the Manchester Ship Canal and the Irish Sea Hub.

Peel Ports’ terminals are already well-connected, with over 35 services currently calling through our network of ports every week and a market leading position in the transatlantic and Iberian trades.

The development of Liverpool2 will further transform our global connectivity, allowing larger vessels and direct services to once more call at Liverpool. This will give you a cost-effective, swift and resilient gateway to Northern England, and faster, more efficient routes to Scotland and Ireland. For more information on Liverpool2 click here. View our schedule of common user charges (effective 1st Jan 2019) HERE. View our infrastructure charge notification HERE.

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Ports for Containers


Peel Ports can help you to move your containerised goods from A to B or all the way to Z. We have terminal concessions for Dublin, Clydeport, Liverpool and Manchester. So we’ll give you the fastest, easiest, most innovative, most cost-effective way to get your goods where they need to be.

Our innovative Green Highway Network provides powerful new connections with the Port of Liverpool’s deep water services and the inland port-centric terminals along the Manchester Ship Canal. Then, during 2016, when it opens, you’ll have all the advanced facilities of the most centrally located hub in the UK on your side, helping to make your life easier and your business more productive.



As Scotland’s leading West Coast container terminal, we have stacks of experience to draw upon. Responsible for the safe handling of a throughput of 100,000 TEUs a year. At Greenock we have feeder services that connect with Southampton, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Irlam, Bilbao, Le Harve, Antwerp and transhipment to Lisbon, Leixoes and Rotterdam. We connect Scotland’s buoyant export markets with deep-sea services out of Liverpool and the English Channel ports as well as handling inbound containers for Scotland’s central belt.

 We also offer flexible storage solutions with 25,000 sq m of modern warehousing

  • On-site depot services, providing maintenance, upgrade of PTI of reefers and repair solutions for all our customers.
  • We have 372m of Quayside with 12.6m unrestricted draft, 3 ship to shore container cranes (32.5m across).
  • Large fleet of container straddle carriers.
  • Large fleet of forklifts ranging from a lifting capacity 2-16 tonnes.
  • We have 3 empty container handlers (6 high).

For more information on our current services and moving containers through Greenock please contact us HERE.


As Ireland’s premier container terminal we handle almost a third of Dublin’s containerised goods and nearly 1 in 5 of the entire country’s containers. We’re responsible for an average throughput of 170,000 TEUs every year and that’s growing all the time.

We also own and operate DCATS (Dublin Containers & Transport Services Ltd), which provides a fast, efficient maintenance, repair and depot management solutions for our customers.

We’re already helping BG Freight, CMA=CGM, DFDS, MacAndrews and Seago Maersk manage and control their supply chains efficiently and effectively.


The Port of Liverpool is the UK’s most centrally-located container port – and one of the largest, busiest and most diverse docks in the UK. We are ideally positioned to serve the great density of nearby warehousing and manufacturing, and have excellent road, rail and sea transport connections.

We have 15 shipping services providing deep-sea and short-sea connections to the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey. We also have a number of feeder services connecting Liverpool with the Far East, India, Africa and South America.

We are also home to Liverpool2, the £400 million deep-water container terminal that can allow the largest vessels to call directly into the heart of the UK. Find out more about Liverpool2 here.

London Medway

Peel Ports London Medway can help you to move your containerised goods from A to B or all the way to Z. We have great access to London and the South East so we’ll give you the fastest, easiest, most innovative, most cost-effective way to get your goods to where they need to be.

Solutions for Containers


The reasons for using our container services really stack up. We’re committed to meeting and exceeding the all needs of all our customers. We are always investing in state-of-the-art technology to help improve and streamline performance across the group’s container service. And we’re constantly looking for new ways to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of your supply chain.


We’ve just invested £20m in a ten lane Autogate system at Port of Liverpool.

The fully automated AutoGate system uses state-of-the-art identification technologies to ensure that all containers and trucks are automatically identified before entering or exiting the terminal.

Advanced optical character recognition and line scan camera technology – which automatically detects seal presence - link with gate operating software that seamlessly integrates with our Navis N4 and Customer Access Portal.

Container depot services

Our Container Services give you an efficient one-stop shop for all container depot services at Liverpool, Dublin and Greenock. We offer a full range of depot services for dry, refrigerated and specialist equipment.

Here are just some of the depot services we can offer: inspection and grading of equipment, refrigerated equipment and pre-trip inspection, steam cleaning equipment, CSC plating, container panel and frame straightening and renewal, container re-sprays/paintwork, floor repairs and renewals.

We are confident we can meet your needs so if they aren’t listed, just get in touch.

Marine services

Peel Ports Group’s Marine Departments are the first link in the chain of access to some of the most efficient and competitive range of port facilities available throughout the UK. They coordinate and manage the provision of key marine services to shipping operators.

These include everything from tug services, marine pilotage and pilot transfer services… to hydrographic surveying, maintenance dredging, navigation aid provision and mooring services. Wherever your vessel moves in our harbours, it’s scheduled and controlled either through our vessel traffic service or respective local information service control centre. We will ensure your container vessels enter in and out of our ports with the minimum of fuss.

Multi-user warehousing

Peel Ports operates a number of multi-user warehousing facilities across the Port of Liverpool estate, now occupying over half a million square foot of space.

We can offer a range of solutions from simple seasonal overspill to complex e-fulfilment.

Port security

At Peel Ports you’ll always get more. More value, more facilities, more expertise, more productivity and more reliability. On top of that, you’ll also get more commitment to safety, security, and quality of service than you would anywhere else. It doesn’t matter which of our ports you’re dealing with, or where it is. You’ll always have our Port Security Authorities & Security Officers looking after your cargoes and facilities. Day and night. Year in, year out.


To find out more about our property solutions for the Containers sector please contact our property team here:


Many of our ports have rail terminals, and we have plans to build more. We can take charge not only of the loading of freight trains, but also the unloading. Giving you a seamless service between rail and water. We have recently launched a rail container service from Port of Liverpool. Find out more HERE.

SOLAS container weighing

From July 2016, an amendment to the SOLAS Convention will require every loaded export container ship to have its weight verified before it is loaded on to a ship.

At Peel Ports we’ve undertaken a lengthy consultation process with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and its customers to develop a system that will help avoid potential export disruption for exporters. The Port of Liverpool will have the ability to weigh all containers as part of an in-process weighing scheme, which will not impact on productivity, with similar approaches being adapted at our other container terminals in Dublin, Greenock and Manchester.


Peel Ports stevedoring expertise and quality have to be not merely good, but consistently excellent. The care and safety of our people and your cargo both depend on it.

Whether we’re managing your boxes on a container ship, grains from a dry bulks vessel, or large items of project cargo. We have access to the best equipment and the best-trained operators. It doesn’t matter whether that equipment is owned or leased. Whether it’s a floating crane able to lift up to 250 tonnes… or something brought in specially for a particular job. Our approach is always the same. Plan a safe, efficient operation. Put the plan into action. Stay in touch with the vessel, the agent and the customers throughout the operation.

Terminal operating system

At Peel Ports we’ve invested £9.7m in the Navis N4 Terminal Operating System, which is being rolled out across all of our container terminals. This will help the business standardise group operations and increase efficiency and clarity for our customers.

Navis N4 has already been introduced at the Port of Liverpool.

Container shipping and logistics

At Peel Ports, when it comes to containers, we tick all the right boxes for our customers. Of course we load, unload and store their goods in the safest, most efficient, most cost-effective way. But that’s only half the story. The other half involves booking systems, flexibility, repair, reliability, management and added value. Whatever the box… whatever the cargo.

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