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Record for Runcorn

[ January 20, 2015   //   ]

Peel Ports’ Runcorn Docks near Liverpool has handled its highest ever monthly freight volume for a quarter of a Century, with 50,126 tonnes shipped in December. In the same month, the port also handled its biggest ever single shipment of cargo in its history, with the arrival of vessel Kristin C, which discharged 6,212t of soda ash – used in glass making – for Newport Industries.

Over the past 12 months, tonnage handled has increased by 48% from 275,978t in 2013 to 408,636t last year and this is expected to increase by a further 12.5% in 2015 as Runcorn is forecast to handle around 460,000t of cargo.

Peel Ports Group has invested more than £33.4million in facilities at Runcorn Docks in the last five years, including the renovation and development of warehousing and two new Liebherr material handler cranes.

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