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Maersk back in Liverpool after ten years

[ May 5, 2016   //   ]

Peel Ports celebrated the return of Maersk to Liverpool when its feeder vessel, Antwerp, arrived in port on 27 April.

The 1,100teu ship made its first call as part of a new service by Maersk’s Seago short-sea arm on a new route between Algeciras, Liverpool and Dublin. This is the first time that the Maersk Group has used Liverpool for UK cargoes in over 10 years and its first ever direct connection to the Irish capital.

It will offer a six-day transit time between Algeciras and Liverpool.

Earlier this year WEC Lines, which is owned by MSC, introduced a number of new services to the Port of Liverpool, and X-PRESS, the world’s largest independent common carrier of containers, also launched a new service to Liverpool.

Meanwhile, the new Liverpool2 container port is shortly due to start a phased opening, with marine trials beginning soon and other elements of the semi-automated terminal coming online throughout the second quarter of 2016. The first phase of the new terminal will be fully operational in the autumn.

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