Peel Ports celebrates shortlisting success at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

09 July 2021

Peel Ports has been shortlisted for two awards at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, one of the UK’s leading regional maritime awards.

The leading port group has made the final three entrants for the International Trade Award and Innovation Award categories respectively, with the ceremony due to take place on 17 September in Liverpool.

Peel Ports Group owns and operates some of the UK’s most important ports and terminals including the Port of Liverpool and works innovatively with its customers to extend and transform supply chains, increase efficiency, and facilitate international trade.

The value of investments made by Peel Ports in the last 12 months, along with plans for the 2021-22 business year, equates to more than £200million to support international trade. This, alongside the Port of Liverpool being considered a progressive, forward-thinking port that leads the way on innovation and international transport, contributed to Peel Ports success in its two chosen categories.

Mark Whitworth, CEO at Peel Ports said:

Being shortlisted twice in these leading industry awards is a fantastic achievement and a real credit to the teams working at our various ports and terminals

Despite the challenges faced over the last couple of years, namely Brexit and the global pandemic, our team has risen to the challenge and continued to provide pioneering port-centric services to our customers and supply chain.

We understand how valuable the Port of Liverpool is, both in terms of its strategic location and what services are on offer, and we remain committed to delivering positive outcomes for the region. Having this hard work recognised so publicly is a great feeling and we can’t wait to celebrate with other industry leaders on the night.

Now in its seventh year, the Mersey Maritime Awards 2021 will focus on ‘Building Back Better’ to align with the Government’s growth strategy, while also celebrating the resilience and innovation demonstrated by the Maritime sector over the last 18 months.