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Liverpool steals a march on the competition

[ December 6, 2012   //   ]

Peel Ports is investing £3 million in its steel terminal at Liverpools Gladstone Dock. It gains the latest-generation CareGo warehouse optimisation and crane automation system and a fully automated warehouse and web portal, giving round-the-clock instant ordering. A vehicle booking system will minimise paperwork and haulier turn-around time. Customers will be able to track their order real-time from ship to door and there will be an automatic weighing facility.

Peel Ports MD Gary Hodgson said Liverpool would be at the leading edge of steel storage and distribution and no other port in the UK is currently able to offer a comparable service, he claimed.

The new terminal will be able to store 350,000 tonnes of coils and there will be segregated storage and quarantine locations with dehumidification and temperature-controlled facilities. It all opens for business in April 2013.

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