Liverpool2 set to create Merseyside jobs boom

The new Liverpool2 container terminal will boost Merseyside employment by around 5,000 jobs, says Peel Ports. Two-thirds of the direct jobs are expected to be taken by people living within a ten mile radius of the port, and will include full- and part-time opportunities for stevedores, pilots, launch crew, line handlers, plant operators, haulage administrators, vessel planning and supervision staff, and work in management, accounts and commercial services. However, the recruitment ... [+]

Liverpool digs deep

Dutch marine engineering specialists Van Oord has started dredging the River Mersey estuary in preparation for Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group’s £300m deepwater container terminal. Material dredged from the sea bed will help build the Seaforth triangle in the new terminal. [+]

Sir Bobby Charlton and ‘King Kenny’ launch Liverpool2

Sir Bobby Charlton and ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish pushed the button on the start of dredging and launched a dazzling display of fireworks over the site of the new terminal in the Mersey. The two footballing legends were invited to symbolise the great benefits that Liverpool2 – along with Peel Ports’ ... [+]

Cash for Peel ports

Peel Ports has completed a £1.6bn refinancing deal to fund its growth plans, including the Liverpool2 container port development. It has raised the money from a variety of banks and private investors - including £150 million from the European Investment Bank. [+]

Peel Ports appoints contractor

Peel Ports has appointed international property and infrastructure group Lend Lease as principal contractor for its Liverpool2, £300m deep-water container terminal. As principal contractor, Lend Lease will be Peel Ports’ construction partner for the development, and a will drive the overall programme, support operations, and will collaborate with Peel Ports’ team ... [+]

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