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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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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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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Ship-to-Shore Cranes Arrive in Mersey for Liverpool2 Container Development

A giant vessel bearing five ‘megamax’ quayside cranes sailed up the River Mersey on 2 November, destined for the new Liverpool2 container terminal, completing the final stage of its voyage from China. The cranes originally set off from Shanghai in August passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en route to Liverpool…

Date: 02/11/2015  Tags: Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group

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Peel Ports introduces ‘virtual’ crane operations

£500k investment in technology set to deliver world class operator training. In anticipation of the arrival of five of the world’s largest cranes at the Port of Liverpool in the autumn, Peel Ports has introduced a state-of-the-art ‘virtual’ training simulator on site, designed to ensure all operators are ready to manoeuvre the giant structures from Day One of installation. Peel…

Date: 11/08/2015  Tags: ABB, Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group, simulator, skills, training

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New Greenock service to connect Scottish exports to deep-water ports in Liverpool and Rotterdam via Belfast

A new shipping service from Greenock to Rotterdam via Liverpool and Belfast will open up new routes to market for businesses in Glasgow and the west coast of Scotland looking to export Scottish products to the rest of the world. The route could prove a boon to the west of Scotland’s food and drink, chemical and advanced manufacturing industries, by…

Date: 03/08/2015  Tags: Diageo, international export, liverpool, Liverpool2, Scotland, shipping, USA

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