Refurbishment completes at Aquila 120 in Knowsley, 120,000 sq ft warehouse or manufacturing facility

Logistics developer db symmetry and funding partner Barwood Capital have completed the refurbishment of Aquila 120, a warehouse or manufacturing facility in Knowsley. The joint venture acquired the scheme from CBRE Investors in 2014 in a deal worth £5.2m. Following the negotiation of an early surrender premium, the partnership invested a further £2.5m in its refurbishment, bringing the scheme up…

Date: 22/03/2017  Tags: 120000sqft, Aquila 120, db symmetry, Knowsley Council

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New container service between Cork and Liverpool

BG Diamond, one of the new build ‘Green Vessels’ due to come into service in 2018 that will operate on the new route. BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is introducing a new weekly container service between Cork and Liverpool. This is the first time the two ports have been connected directly, with the service starting…

Date: 22/03/2017  Tags: BG Freight Line, Cork, liverpool, Peel Ports

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Largest containership to ever call at the Port of Liverpool

The largest containership to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived on Monday 6 March. The 6,552 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit, i.e. the size of an average shipping container) HS Paris berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could only accommodate vessels up to 4500 TEU. The HS Paris is the…

Date: 08/03/2017  Tags: HS Paris, Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group, Port of Liverpool milestone

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Merseyflow launched – all you need to know about the tolling arrangements for Mersey Gateway

The information campaign to let local residents, commuters and businesses know how the tolling system for the Mersey Gateway Project will work is being launched today (Tuesday 28 February).  It includes the unveiling of the merseyflow brand and a new website – and a series of animations – which will guide people through the process. Both the new bridge…

Date: 28/02/2017

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Bericote secures council approval for a £150m logistics development in St Helens

St Helens Council has given the green light to the Bericote Properties scheme at junction 23 of the M6 motorway. The £150m logistics development will include two large industrial and distribution warehouses to be built over the 1.4m sq ft site, near to the Haydock industrial estate. The first building is scheduled to be completed in 2018.   “Bericote is delighted…

Date: 19/01/2017  Tags: Bericote, Haydock, logistics development, St Helens

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College to house the UK’s first dedicated digital academy

The City of Liverpool College is set to open the country’s first dedicated digital academy, offering young people coding, software development and a range of digital skills including online marketing and games design. The new £2.5m academy, which opens in September, will occupy two floors of the College’s Myrtle Street campus and will be equipped with the very latest digital…

Date: 18/01/2017  Tags: City of Liverpool College, digital academy, digital skills

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Multisector trade mission to Panama

Department for International Trade (DIT) North West invites you to join this multi-sector trade mission to Panama with a particular focus on infrastructure, maritime, logistics, and education. The mission offers an ideal opportunity to explore your business potential in this exciting market in Latin America. Panama is the 2nd most competitive economy in Latin America (World Economic Forum, 2016). It…

Date: 11/01/2017  Tags: DIT, export, Panama, Superport Liverpool, trade

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LJLA sees 2016 passenger numbers take off with 11% growth following busiest December for seven years

A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 million – an increase of 11% compared to 2015 and the highest levels for five years.   The busy Christmas and New Year holiday period saw December’s passenger numbers exceed expectations and up by 11% compared to December 2015,…

Date: 09/01/2017  Tags: LJLA

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New HGV refuelling site at Port of Liverpool

Work on the new 24hr HGV refuelling site at the Port of Liverpool is nearing completion. Port users have seen significant progress made over the last 10 weeks and the site, which was once a dis-used piece of land, has been developed to give a new state-of-the-art facility providing diesel, gas oil and AdBlue® allowing up to 8 HGVs to…

Date: 09/01/2017  Tags: HGV refuelling, Liverpool2, Superport Liverpool

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Chancerygate plans £20m Sefton logistics development

Leading industrial and logistics developer, Chancerygate, has submitted a planning application for a new 212,000 sq ft development at Dunningsbridge Road in Liverpool. The 13.5 acre site is close to Peel Ports’ recently launched Liverpool2 deepwater port, and was the former Peerless Edible Oils factory which closed more than 20 years ago. The new development will be known as Mersey…

Date: 06/01/2017  Tags: Chancerygate, logistics, Mersey Reach, Superport Liverpool

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