Superport Liverpool is a gateway providing cargo owners with easy access to market. 35 million people are closer to Liverpool than southern ports and by transporting goods directly into the heart of the UK the potential for same-day delivery and late cut-off is greatly increased.
Liverpool City Region benefits from excellent motorway connectivity with direct motorway access to Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield as well as two rail mainlines, the West Coast Mainline and the Liverpool to Manchester Line, both supported by a multimodal freight facilities such as 3MG (Mersey Multimodal Gateway).
The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36 mile stretch of inland waterway that connects Liverpool via Birkenhead to Manchester providing a fully integrated waterway which delivers a multimodal solution into the heart of the UK.
Choosing to use Superport can dramatically reduce drive times to major northern cities and Scotland. Manchester can be reached in an hour, Leeds an hour and a half and Sheffield in just over two, with Stena and other operators offering RoRo services to Ireland up to 9 times a day.
Although 90% of deep sea container traffic currently goes through southern ports, 60% of the UK container market is actually closer to Liverpool than the south.
The opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge, the new six-lane crossing at Runcorn, will add to what is already one of the densest concentrations of motorways anywhere in the UK, with the M62, M53, M57, M58 motorways all within a ten minute drive of the City Centre, and the M56 and M6 motorways under half an hour away.
Strengthening the offer are linkages to two rail mainlines, the West Coast Mainline and the Liverpool to Manchester Line, both supported by a multimodal freight facilities such as 3MG (Mersey Multimodal Gateway).
The Mersey Gateway is a major project to build a six lane toll bridge across the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn. The bridge will cost £1.96 billion and is located 1.5km from the existing Jubilee Bridge, have 3 lanes of traffic each way and a speed limit of 60mph.
When the new bridge opens in autumn 2017 it will contribute to considerably relieving congestion in the surrounding area and boosting Halton’s economy to the tune of 4,640 new jobs through direct employment, regeneration and inward investment. By 2030 the project will have generated an estimated £61.9 million in Gross Value Added and will also contribute to the sustained growth of the the port, airport and the entire Mersey Corridor.
Some of the key benefits of the development are:
- Reductions of up to 10 minutes in peak periods
- Lower carbon emissions on account of decreased congestion
- Fewer accidents resulting in savings of up to £39 million
- Reductions in maintenance delays because of less congestion
Canal and Inland Ports
The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36 mile stretch of inland waterway that connects Liverpool via Birkenhead to Manchester. Both wholly owned by Peel Ports, the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal operate a fully integrated waterway which deliver a multimodal solution into the heart of the UK.
Together with future inland port developments such as Port Salford and Port Cheshire, the canal provides direct water access to Manchester along a ‘Green Corridor’. As well as reducing road congestion and carbon emissions this offer is further strengthened by a strong portfolio of quality serviced warehouses, with 28% of the UK’s large warehouses found in Superport’s hinterland.