Pic: The Peel Ports team receiving the award for Infrastructure Innovation of the Year at Multimodal
Peel Ports, owner and developer of the newly opened £400m Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal, were yesterday (4 April) presented with the Infrastructure Innovation of the Year Award at Multimodal in Birmingham.
Peel Ports beat off stiff competition in the category, which recognises the most innovative infrastructure across the UK’s wider logistics sector.
One of the UK’s largest port groups, Peel Ports was recognised by Multimodal judges for a ground-breaking year, which saw the group open its container terminal expansion project, Liverpool2 last November.
In Liverpool2, Peel Ports has created a state-of-the-art freight gateway. As the UK’s most centrally located, deep-water container terminal, Liverpool2 offers import and export companies located in the North West ‘ship-to-door’ solutions via sustainable transport routes such as the Manchester Ship Canal.
The group, which also owns and operates Manchester’s Port Salford warehouse and distribution centre complex, was also commended for its ambitious development plans across the North West.
During Multimodal, Peel Ports announced that it had met its target of securing 200 advocates for its campaign to encourage shipping lines to introduce direct deep-sea services to the Port of Liverpool in a bid to save 200 million road and rail freight miles by 2020. The milestone was announced on 5 April at Multimodal, two years since the campaign was launched at the same event.
Now in its tenth year, Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, and is held in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the FTA (Freight Transport Association).
Patrick Walters, Chief Operating Officer at Peel Ports, said: “To be recognised by the industry as having developed the most innovative infrastructure of the past year is an excellent achievement, and is testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our colleagues across the organisation. After a year that saw us put Liverpool and the North West back on the international trading map, this award caps off what has been a truly ground-breaking year for the business. We now look ahead to the rest of 2017 and the challenges that lie ahead. We look forward to welcoming more services to Liverpool and seeing the entire supply chain benefit from the outstanding multimodal connectivity Liverpool has with the rest of the UK.”
Andrew Jones, Graphic Designer at Peel Ports, was also highly commended in the Young Logistics Professional of the Year category, which recognises people under 32 in the industry with a proven track record.
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