Five things you might not know about Liverpool2

30 November 2021

November 2021 marks five years since the opening of Liverpool2. Since then, the eight 92-metre high ‘megamax’ quayside cranes have become a Liverpool-renowned landmark and an essential facility in bringing new and global trading opportunities to the UK and Ireland.

To celebrate Liverpool2’s fifth anniversary, we’ve put together five interesting facts that you might not know about the terminal...  

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Job opportunities for skilled workers continue to rise

We are proud that our Liverpool2 investment has resulted in new, long-term, skilled job opportunities for local people to thrive in an exciting industry. 

If you’re looking for an exciting future and are interested in a company that’s growing and changing, then check out our live vacancies here.

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600,000 (and counting!) containers handled

As one of the most operationally efficient and modern terminals in Northern Europe, Liverpool2 has helped ease supply chain pressure and keep Britain moving.

In December 2020, Liverpool2 broke a new terminal record after the MSC Tamara docked and exchanged 5,956 TEU's - the highest container volume from a single vessel at The Port of Liverpool. You can read more about this achievement here.

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Saving an estimated 30 million road miles for 2021

We estimate 30 million miles on UK roads have been saved for 2021 by containers passing through Liverpool2 rather than Southern ports.

Liverpool2’s strategic location allows our partners to take advantage of closer proximity to UK import and export markets and help reduce cost, carbon and congestion.

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Around 79,000 TEU’s transported by rail to and from Liverpool2

At Peel Ports, we are committed to building sustainable connections to help keep critical goods moving via sustainable infrastructure.

Learn more about our newest rail service at The Port of Liverpool here.

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MSC Uberty is the largest vessel to call at Liverpool2.

On 19th March 2021, we were excited to welcome one of the largest container vessels to call at Liverpool2. At 333 meters long, it is the equivalent length of almost four combined football pitches!

If you’re interested in learning more about the UK’s only west-facing marine terminal, check out our recently updated Port of Liverpool website page here.