Liverpool port strike ‘postponed’

Peel Ports says that the Liverpool port strike scheduled for 14 November has been “postponed”. Peel Ports Group, which operates the Port of Liverpool’s container terminals Terminal Investments Limited (TIL) said that an agreed proposal has been reached with Unite the Union that will be fully recommended to its members.  Unite will have a vote with the container operators later this week to formally accept the offer. Peel Ports’ chief operating officer David ... [+]

Liverpool set to make workers redundant as box volumes tumble – updated

Peel Ports’ Port of Liverpool is to start consultations on redundancy and restructure its box division, citing “a marked deterioration in the volume of containers”. The Port has recently suffered strike action in recent weeks by Unite the Union who have rejected a 10.2% increase in basic pay. Peel Ports said the ... [+]

Maritime Transport to expand Port of Liverpool site

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 ... [+]

New cranes boost Liverpool T1 capacity

Container capacity at the Port of Liverpool’s Terminal 1 has increased 30% as new cranes become fully operational. Peel Ports has now completed the commissioning of additional ship-to-shore container cranes at the Port’s Terminal 1, which services specialist carriers such as Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and intra Europe services operated by ... [+]

Twice the trains for Port of Liverpool

An £8.3m programme to upgrade the Bootle branch line that connects the Port of Liverpool to the rest of the rail network have been completed, doubling freight train capacity says Peel Ports.   Funded by the Department for Transport, the upgrade includes doubling a 400 metre section of single track and ... [+]

New cranes to give Liverpool a lift – updated

Peel Ports has invested in two new Liehberr ship-to-shore container cranes to support growth in intra-European trade and North America con ro carrier Atlantic Container Line (ACL) in Liverpool. They will increase the number of cranes at the Seaforth terminal and berth productivity while increasing height and reach capabilities. ACL is Liverpool’s ... [+]

Liverpool2 expansion set for summer completion

Peel Ports Group took delivery of five more cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes on 7 January, as part of the next phase of growth at its Liverpool2, deep-water container terminal. The new cranes are the first of two deliveries in 2021, which will complete the set of 22 CRMG cranes ... [+]

Liverpool hits monthly record in October

Peel Ports says that quayside and landside throughput in October at its Liverpool container terminals exceeded all previous figures on record, with year on year growth of 12%. It also managed to reduce the length of time trucks are spending at the port with the average turnaround time now consistently ... [+]

South’s loss is Liverpool’s gain

Retailer B&M has increased its cargo into Liverpool by 30% following delays in southern ports and, after completing a successful trial the company will now ship 80% of its stock via the port. Head of supply chain Jerome Wildsmith, said: “Over the past few years, we have strengthened our relationship with ... [+]

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