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Shipping set for major expansion at Port of Liverpool

Maritime Transport, a provider of integrated road and rail solutions for UK businesses, has signed an agreement with Peel Ports Group to expand its existing transport depot at the Port of Liverpool. The multi-million pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to 10 with a new storage yard for loaded containers, significantly improving Maritime’s operations in the North West.

The announcement comes just after the completion of Maritime’s latest addition to its growing network of sites, a state-of-the-art 8.1-acre transportation depot located on the Normanton Industrial Estate in Wakefield less than a mile from the Intermodal Rail Terminal. maritime. .

Construction will begin in April and will include a new transport depot, with new offices as well as the usual maritime standard of exceptional driver facilities.

The new tank farm accompanying the expanded premises will offer a wide range of solutions for handling and storing loaded containers and will allow optimal storage of up to 2,000 TEUs. The brand new Sany reach stackers which were ordered in Q1 and will arrive on site in time for project completion in November 2022.

“The Port of Liverpool has established itself as a key gateway for our customers over the years, and we are delighted to bring high quality storage space and even greater capacity and choice to the market. as we see an increase in demand for our services,” commented John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Shipping.

“This is a major commitment and another highlight of the Port of Liverpool’s exciting development,” added David Huck, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group. “This fits perfectly with our strategy to expand our multimodal connections by providing better links beyond our current hinterland. We are also delighted to see one of our valued customers continue to enjoy success and together we are going from strength to strength.