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Liverpool defies the storms

[ March 11, 2014   //   ]

Peel Ports recently helped local firm Hy-Ten deliver a shipment of steel from Turkey on time despite weather delays. The ship berthed at the container terminal – the first time that a steel ship had done so in 16 years – and the team at Peel Ports worked round the clock to ensure that the ship was unloaded in 18 hours, allowing steel to be distributed to Hy-Ten’s customers across the UK.

The MV Elytis was sailing towards the Port of Liverpool, carrying a crucial consignment of steel wire coils as hurricane-force winds swept through the North-West, causing a backlog of vessels at the port’s steel berths.

Royal Seaforth Container Terminal staff unloaded the vessel in only 18 hours.

Hy-Ten chairman Adrian Larkins said: “Peel Ports have helped us avoid hefty delay penalty charges that we could have incurred if the weather had caused us delays. The Port of Liverpool has demonstrated a genuine commitment to support our business.”

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