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Clydeport in good spirits as largest-ever ship calls

[ July 21, 2017   //   ]

Scotland’s Greenock Ocean Terminal handled its largest ever container vessel last week – the 4,045teu MSC Pohorje. The team at the Peel Ports-owned facility loaded 500teu of Scottish spirits destined for Le Havre, France.

As reported in the Scotland feature in FBJ 5 earlier this month, Peel Ports has high hopes of developing its west coast Scottish port in conjunction with the new Liverpool2 facility, only 200 miles away.

Port director, Peel Ports Clydeport, Andrew Hemphill, said: “This is a fine example of how our connections with Liverpool are adding real value to our customers who are experiencing an increase in export demand.

“The new deep-water Liverpool2 container terminal is opening up a lot of exciting options for importers and exporters. As part of the Peel Ports Group we’re ideally placed to offer those benefits to businesses in Scotland.

“I am very much looking forward to welcoming more vessels like the Pohorje from Liverpool.”

Earlier this year, Greenock Ocean Terminal announced its intention to handle 200,000teu a year by 2021, a 100% increase. Plans for expansion include a 150m quayside extension.

Greenock has regular feeder services with Southampton, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Irlam, Bilbao, Le Havre, Antwerp and Rotterdam and three shore-side container cranes with 32m reach across.

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