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The facility would allow for larger vessels to serve AIUK. Credit: via Peel Ports Group

Aggregate Industries plans Liverpool ‘super shed’

The building materials manufacturer has signed a 25-year lease on land at the Port of Liverpool to build a facility capable of storing 40,000 tonnes of cement at a time.

Aggregate Industries and Peel Ports, which owns the port, have agreed terms on a deal that will pave the way for the creation of the import facility.

The multi-million-pound scheme, billed as a ‘super shed’, will help Aggregate Industries maintain a “continuous supply of lower carbon cementitious solutions throughout the North of England and Wales”, the company said.

It would feature two surrounding berths and a two-chamber flat store to accommodate larger vessels.

Head of supply chain at AIUK’s cement division, Matt Owen, said: “Our commitment at Liverpool is one of a series of planned developments to respond to increasing market demand across the surrounding regions.

“By investing in deep sea facilities, we’re looking to streamline operations as well as reduce the embodied carbon in our imported products, saving up to 25% of CO2 per tonne of material thanks to increased vessel capacities.”

Tom Harrison, group strategic accounts director at Peel Ports Group, added that the deal would help AIUK better serve its customers.

He said: “At Peel Ports, we believe we’re more than just a port, but central to enabling a more agile, efficient, and sustainable supply chain for the UK’s industries by offering port-centric solutions such as this to help our customers thrive.

“Providing these facilities, which enables AIUK to better serve the industry across North of England and Wales with its cementitious solutions is a prime example of this.”

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More good news for the most investable city in the UK as per the The Tines recently

By Liverpool4Progress

More investment at the Port of Liverpool,this is a big company with a large facility at Tilbury and is a great vote of confidence.

By Anonymous

Every day seems more good news from Liverpool City Region. Great to see the midlands, the north and Scotland being served from Liverpool rather than southern ports which means less cost of transport, less congestion on motorways and less pollution.

By George

More good news Liverpool back on track

By Anonymous

Fantastic that Liverpool is getting its act together. A stronger Liverpool means a stronger north-west region. London and the south-east are taking everyone else for a ride and it’s time to start taking control. No other region has as much potential.

By Love from Manchester

Great news.


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