The Port of Liverpool owner brought in four operational cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes to the terminal as part of its £400m expansion project.
This is just part of Peel Ports Group’s growth plans for Liverpool2. The third and final phase of the project is to be fully commissioned in mid-September. During this phase, yard capacity will be increased by five acres when another six CRMG cranes are brought in.
Those cranes will be joining the 12 existing CRMG cranes and eight ship-to-shore cranes that were brought to the port during the project’s first phase.
Liverpool2 is the UK’s only west-facing deep-sea terminal. When the expansion project completes, it will have increased the port’s ability to meet growing demand.
“This significant project milestone demonstrates our continued investment in our customers and response to the Port of Liverpool’s growth trajectory as we increase our capacity and market share further,” said David Huck, managing director at Peel Ports Group.
“The majority of the UK and Ireland live closer to the Port of Liverpool than to Felixstowe, London and Southampton, and this represents a catchment of over 35 million people,” he continued. “The Port of Liverpool’s strategic location provides reliable access to major import and export centres at the heart of the UK, and an unrivalled connectivity to Ireland via our Irish Sea Hub.”
Liverpool2 is being expanded with the help of Terminal Investment Limited, a global company dedicated to helping develop and manage container terminals.