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Turkey route brings early Christmas present to Liverpool

[ December 14, 2020   //   ]

Liverpool2, The Port of Liverpool’s deep water container terminal, has broken a new terminal record for the second time this year, after the MSC Tamara on the new Turkey service exchanged 5,956teu, the highest number seen from a single vessel in Liverpool.

The route includes also calls in Spain, Portugal and France.

The previous record was 5,460teu, set in March this year.

Managing director at Peel Ports Group, David Huck, said: “Liverpool2 is once again showing what it’s capable of on a global stage. Over the last few months, we have sent a clear message to the sector that our ports are not just open for business, but we are also driving forward with planned investments in our people, processes and technology. The growth that we are now seeing is testimony to our skilled workforce and the evolution we have witnessed in breaking the inefficient UK model of a dependency on south and south east ports.”

Peel Ports Group, in conjunction with partner Terminal Investment Limited is continuing to develop the deep-water terminal.

The next phase will see delivery of an additional ten new cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes from January 2021 and the introduction of three additional ship-to-shore cranes. Work on this second phase of the landside project is expected to be fully completed in the summer 2021.