The UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, recently said that the new Government is ready to “turbo boost” rail infrastructure in the North, while meeting with maritime industry leaders in Merseyside. In fact, on Wednesday, January 22, Ms Ghani, a Minister in the Department for Transport, visited Mersey Maritime, the representative body for Merseyside’s £4bn powerhouse maritime sector, in order to speak with local businesspeople.
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BBC reports that the shipping industry is getting ready for EU border checks for trade bound for Northern Ireland; freight could be diverted through ports with space for inspections such as the ports of Liverpool and Stranraer.
The Atlantic Container Line (ACL) agreed to a 15-year contract extension with Peel Ports on container and ro-ro operations at the Port of Liverpool, until 2035, marking ACL’s confidence in the growing volume of transatlantic trade between the UK and North America.
Peel Ports’ port of Liverpool achieved a record in its container operations, as its quayside and landside throughput in October exceeded all previous numbers with a year on year growth of 12%, by connecting the cargoes with 16 shipping lines.
McLaughlin & Harvey has been granted the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes and three ship-to-shore cranes.
A total of 23 crew were safely evacuated from the container ship ‘MSC Matilde’, after the vessel reported a significant list in dock at the Port of Liverpool, UK, in the early morning hours of 24 May. The ship was reported to have 2,184 containers onboard, the majority of which were empty.
The Ottawa Express left the Port of Liverpool, England, on December 21st and docked at Berth 77 at Cast Terminal operated by Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, after braving the freezing weather of this beginning of the year.
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