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Fifty shippers sign carbon pledge

[ November 19, 2015   //   ]

Peel Ports said on 19 November that 50 shippers had signed up to its Cargo200 initiative to cut surface freight by 200 million miles over the next five years. Diageo, JCB, B&M, Jaguar Land Rover, Matalan and Typhoo are among the first 50 customers to respond to the initiative.

As well as cutting carbon, Peepl Ports estimates that the move could save shippers up to £400 per container in transportation costs.

The port is currently commissioning five new ship-to-shore megamax cranes for its Liverpool2 development.

Head of supply chain at retailer B&M, Jerome Wildsmith, said: “The first line to offer direct calls into Liverpool on our key shipping routes is likely to benefit in a huge volume gain, not just from B&M, but the many companies like us in the North-West region.”