Marking its maiden voyage, the barge ensured that zero road miles were used for the delivery of the gates, supporting Peel Ports’ ambitious plans to become a net zero port operator by 2040.
Phil Hall, Mersey Port Director at Peel Ports Group, said: “This latest investment signals our dedication to future proofing our operations at the Port of Liverpool, as well as our commitment to providing a safe and reliable passage for vessels through our waters and ports.
“The new gates will be used for decades to come, helping to create a more efficient and speedy service for cargo owners. We would like to thank the teams at Ravestein BV for delivering and installing them in such a safe and sustainable manner.”
The project was delivered as part of Peel Ports’ newly launched partnership programme, which has facilitated collaborations with leading consultancy firms to deliver multimillion-pound sustainable infrastructure projects.
This venture follows the announcement of a new £28 million warehouse facility at the Port of Liverpool, the firm’s biggest single investment in warehousing this year. The facility will have 300 metres of dedicated quayside and state-of-the-art cranes to optimise vessel discharge.
Peel Ports has invested over £1bn on sustainable infrastructure projects over the last decade, with a further £200m planned in the next twelve months.