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Maritime Transport to expand Port of Liverpool site

[ March 29, 2022   //   ]

Maritime Transport has agreed a 30-year lease with Peel Ports Group for a major expansion of its transport depot at the Port of Liverpool. 

The multi-million-pound project will increase the current site from four acres to ten with a new storage yard for loaded containers. Construction begins in April and will take around six months to complete, resulting in one of the largest port-centric haulage depot services in the UK.  

The deal will also extend the geographical reach of the Port of Liverpool further into the Midlands by supporting both hauliers and Maritime’s rail freight activities. Another benefit will be to enable ‘off-peak loading’, which will help smooth out the busiest periods, both on-site and on routes serving the port.

Maritime Transport’s group executive chairman, John Williams, said: “This significant investment, which marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration with Peel Ports, heralds an exciting time for the company in terms of our growth, whilst we continue to provide the very best facilities and excellent working environments for our colleagues. The Port of Liverpool has established itself as a key gateway for our customers over the years, and we are excited to be bringing high-quality storage space and even greater capability and choice to the market as we see an increase in demand for our services.” 

Peel Ports’ chief operating officer, David Huck, added:  “This is a major commitment which is yet another highlight in the exciting evolution of the Port of Liverpool. It links perfectly with our strategy to extend our multi-modal connections, providing better links beyond our current hinterland. We’re also pleased to see one of our important customers continuing to enjoy success and together we are going from strength-to-strength.”

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