Feature, Freight News, Logistics, Sea

Anyone for Deniz?

[ February 6, 2013   //   ]

Less than a year after its last vessel upgrade in May 2012, Peel Ports has invested in a still larger vessel for its Manchester Ship Canal container service – thanks to a marked increase in demand from customers including Kellogg, Princes Foods and Kingsland Wine.

The Coastal Deniz can carry 260 teu –more than 60% more than the previous vessel used, and will make up to four sailings a week between the Port of Liverpool’s Seaforth container terminal and Irlam Container Terminal near Trafford Park in Manchester.  The service also calls en route at Ellesmere Port.

Head of business development at Peel Ports, Stephen Carr, said: “The Deniz will move in the region of 20,000 containers in 2013. In terms of carbon footprint that’s a huge saving – around 1000 tonnes of carbon and 1.3 million km of freight taken off UK roads every year.”

He added: “We are currently developing a series of mini ports and multi-modal logistics hubs at various locations along the length of the Canal, which means our customers will be able to move their goods from anywhere in the world right into the heart of the UK without touching an inch of road tarmac.”



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