Liverpool mission to take logistics lessons from Germany

A Liverpool City Region delegation tour Berlin and Hamburg to bring best practice logistics, port management and advanced manufacturing lessons to boost Liverpool’s growth plans. A delegation of 12 senior businessmen and women from the Liverpool City Region are gaining insights into “best practice” industrial logistics on a research visit to Berlin and Hamburg. Led by the Liverpool Local Enterprise…

Date: 09/12/2015  Tags: Alstom Transport, City of Liverpool College, Hamburg Port Authority, Hugh Baird College, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Merseytravel, Riverside College, Siemens Training Centre, the University of Liverpool

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CMA CGM to acquire NOL

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping firm, with 469 vessels and a global market share of 8.8% and offices in Liverpool is to acquire Singapore-based rival container shipping operator Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), which operates under the American President Lines (APL) brand; creating a market share of about 11.5%. CMA CGM said it will create a combined turnover…

Date: 08/12/2015

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Passenger growth continues at LJLA with 19% increase in November

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) recorded a 10th successive month of growth during November with a significant increase of over 19% compared to the same period last year. Over 313,000 passengers travelled through LJLA this November compared with 262,000 in 2014, with passenger numbers at their highest November level since 2010. For the year to date, passenger totals are up…

Date: 03/12/2015  Tags: growth, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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New Transport for the North Chair joins Northern Powerhouse Transport Minister at TfN Autumn Report launch

Following the announcement of his appointment by the Chancellor, John Cridland, the new Chair of Transport for the North (TfN), joined Northern Powerhouse Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, alongside TfN Chief Executive David Brown, on Monday 30 November to launch the TfN and Government’s joint Autumn Report. Launched at Manchester Airport railway station’s fourth platform – an important development in…

Date: 30/11/2015  Tags: connectivity, HS2, National Infrastructure Commission, network capacity, rebalancing, Transport for the North

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Ryanair launches Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule & celebrates 10 year base anniversary

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, launched its Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule with 29 routes including Faro, Lanzarote and Reus and more flights to Dublin, which will deliver 1.8m customers p.a. and support 1,350* “on-site” jobs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Ryanair’s Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule will deliver: • More flights to Dublin (4 x daily) • 29 routes in total (including…

Date: 30/11/2015  Tags: connectivity, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Ryanair

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Cargo Owners Sign-up for Campaign to Cut Haulage Miles

Peel Ports has announced that it has secured 50 advocates for its Cargo200 initiative and is urging other shippers in the north-west to add their weight to the campaign. Launched in May, Peel Ports called for importers and exporters whose goods began or ended their journey in the north of the UK, to switch current delivery of ocean freight from…

Date: 20/11/2015  Tags: B&M, carbon reduction, Cargo200, cost saving, Diageo, General Mills, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Liverpool2, Matalan, Typhoo

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Kick off meeting for Atlantis Motorways of the Sea project

The kick off meeting for the Motorways of the Sea Atlantis project was held in Brest on October 28-29, alongside two important conferences for those involved in maritime transport: Safer Seas and the Atlantic maritime strategy. The Atlantis project (Atlantic Intermodal Services) submitted to the last call of the Connecting Europe Facility -Motorways of the Sea programme in March 2015…

Date: 19/11/2015  Tags: Atlantis, Connecting Europe Facility, Motorways of the Sea, sustainability, TEN-T

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Liverpool-Ellesmere Port Container Service Launched

Peel Ports and Quality Freight UK have launched a container service between Liverpool and Ellesmere Port, an initiative that forms part of the Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal project. The scheduled weekly run will be operated by BG Freight, one of the shipping lines within the Peel Ports Group. The new Friday service will link Seaforth and Ellesmere Port. In addition,…

Date: 18/11/2015  Tags: Ellesmere Port, Manchester Ship Canal, Quality Freight UK

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Improving access to the Port of Liverpool

The growth in the Port of Liverpool will result in major increases in the volume of freight passing through the City Region. The City Region partners have recognised that transport access to and from the Port by a full range of modes is critical to achieving the economic benefits associated with the growth of the Port. To maximise the economic…

Date: 17/11/2015

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New £3million Logistics Academy gets green light

A collaborative bid from St Helens College and Knowsley Community College to develop a specialist Logistics Academy has gained successful approval from Liverpool City Region's Growth Deal fund. Proposals were delivered to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Combined Authority who finally gave the seal of approval on the ambitious project that will bring much opportunity…

Date: 13/11/2015  Tags: Liverpool City Region, Logistics Academy, skills

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