The new Liverpool2 mega port opened it’s doors for business last week and is able to handle some of the largest container ships in the world.
Liverpool2 is one of the UK’s largest container ports and cost a staggering £400 million pound to construct and develop. The new port officially opened last Friday 4th November 2016 and has the ability to handle a million shipping containers per year. The new port in Liverpool aims to create a new trading gateway for the United Kingdom and with the capacity to handle mega ships will open up doors to new international trade avenues. Liverpool2 is a state of the art port that will add additional business to imports and exports for the UK.
The city of Liverpool is a great location for the port and easily complements the already existing Royal Seaforth Container Terminal at the port of Liverpool. Container ports are important for any country as they allow the importing of goods from abroad via shipping containers; having such a large and impressive container port in Liverpool is great for the economy.
The CEO of Peel Ports, Mark Whitworth, said the following about Liverpool2: “Today marks the beginning of a new era for the Port of Liverpool. Our investment will help global shippers to transport cargo more efficiently to their end destination with lower costs, congestion and carbon emissions. Liverpool is in the right location, providing state-of-the art facilities and technology, and offers a real competitive advantage with a shorter supply chain and providing an all-water route right to the heart of the UK via the Manchester Ship Canal”.
For more information about Liverpool2, please visit Peel Ports website here.