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Liverpool hosts ministerial visit to Merseyside

[ August 6, 2016   //   ]

New Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, visited the port of Liverpool on 5 August to see the latest developments.

He met Peel Ports’ chief executive Mark Whitworth to discuss the importance of investment in the north and measures to improve connectivity between the port and major logistics centres. Mark Whitworth said: “The timing of the visit is particularly opportune given the recent arrival of the first containers at the port during our marine trials. With full opening now imminent, we will soon be able to offer companies ship-to-door access to the heart of the UK market via the biggest container ships in the world.”


Chris Grayling said: “The major investment we are making in transport across the North West will improve journeys for local people as well as helping industry grow across the region.
“This is part of our plan to invest in the North, and make an economy that works for everyone – not just the privileged few – by ensuring economic prosperity is spread throughout the country. Better infrastructure is likely to boost productivity.”

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