A5036 Port of Liverpool Access scheme – Newsletter 2

Highways England is currently working on a scheme to improve access to the Port of Liverpool. Click here to read an electronic copy of the second newsletter designed to keep you informed as the scheme progresses. This newsletter also contains details of forthcoming “Meet the Team” events scheduled to take place during late February and early March.

Date: 29/01/2016  Tags: A5036, Highways England, Port of Liverpool Access

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Transport for the North welcomes Cities and Local Government Devolution Act

Transport for the North (TfN) has today (Thursday 28 January) welcomed the passage of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act following the announcement of royal assent. This is a significant step forward in TfN’s plans to deliver improved connections for businesses and commuters across the north. The Act paves the way for a new statutory basis for the organisation,…

Date: 28/01/2016  Tags: connectivity, TfN, Transport for the North, transport strategy

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St Modwen to speculatively develop four warehouses

St Modwen has secured planning consent to speculatively develop four detached warehouses ranging from 5,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft for the second phase of Stonebridge West, which sits within the 60-acre Stonebridge Park business park fronting the A580 near Kirkby. Completion is expected in the third quarter of 2016. The decision follows the completion of phase one, a…

Date: 25/01/2016  Tags: spec build, St Modwen, Stonebridge

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Bridge building machine ‘Trinity’ starts work with first concrete pour

Merseylink's 1,700 tonne bridge-building machine, which looks and operates a bit like a giant Meccano set, has started work on England's biggest new bridge. The machine, named Trinity, is a Movable Scaffolding System (MSS), specially designed and built to construct the curved viaducts leading to the Mersey Gateway Bridge, the centerpiece of the Mersey Gateway Project. Merseylink's giant bridge building…

Date: 21/01/2016  Tags: England's biggest new bridge, Mersey Gateway

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Newport Industries invest £7m at the Port of Liverpool

Newport Industries is set to invest £7 million in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool. Based at Canada Dock, the facility will allow the company, which specialises in importing dry bulk chemicals to the glass, adhesive, detergents, chemicals and feed sectors, to satisfy rising demand. The company has grown bulk volumes by 200%…

Date: 13/01/2016  Tags: 200% growth, Cargo200, investment, Newport Industries

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Largest spec shed in Liverpool for almost a decade

Peel Logistics has appointed Eric Wright Construction to build a 175,000 sq ft speculative logistics facility, L175, at Liverpool International Business Park. Scheduled for completion in August this year, Peel said it is the largest speculative warehouse building in Liverpool for almost a decade. Liverpool International Business Park is close to Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant and Liverpool John Lennon…

Date: 13/01/2016  Tags: liverpool, Peel Ports, spec shed

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Sea Level Research receives £200k investment

(l-r) Simon Holgate, Mike Finn, Rajesh Sharma, Will Clark Sea Level Research, a Liverpool-based start-up has received a £200,000 investment to develop its software to reduce shipping costs. Founded by Dr Simon Holgate, a former scientist with Liverpool’s National Oceanography Centre, who has spent two years developing software which could save the shipping industry millions of pounds. The software combines…

Date: 08/01/2016

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8% passenger growth sees 2015 become LJLA’s best year since 2012

Figures out today show that 2015 was Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s (LJLA) busiest year since 2012 as over 4.3 million passengers chose to use the Airport - an increase of 8% compared to 2014 and the first sustained period of growth since 2011. The Airport enjoyed a busy Christmas and New Year period to round off what has been a…

Date: 07/01/2016

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Transport for the North Freight and Logistics Conference

An opportunity for the private sector to highlight their views Have your say at the Transport for the North Freight and Logistics Conference on Thursday 14th January at Leeds City Museum, as part of the finalisation of the draft freight strategy which will be presented to Government in March 2016. We are particularly keen for representatives from the private sector…

Date: 04/01/2016

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Superport Quarterly – Winter 2015

Click here to read the Winter 2015 edition of Superport Quarterly in full.

Date: 21/12/2015

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