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Barging into Runcorn

[ April 23, 2012   //   ]

Peel Ports’ barge Manchester Ship Canal barge service has moved its first project cargo – a 30 metre high, 20-tonne chemical tank to the Ineos facility at Runcorn. The tank arrived at the Port of Liverpool from Holland on the ACL vessel Atlantic Concert, and made the onward journey on the Ship Canal to Runcorn by barge in three hours.

Peel Ports Mersey’s head of business development, Stephen Carr, said: “Delivery of this project cargo from the Port of Liverpool to Runcorn is a departure in that is the first non-container cargo to use our barge service, and we are keen to expand and further develop that side of the business.”

Andrew Wormald, senior sales & operations manager at Abnormal Load Services, Peel Ports’ customer on this project, added: “The sheer size of this cargo made the use of road transport problematic, and the use of Peel’s barge service was the perfect solution. It also saved us costs and carbon emissions.”


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