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UK Maritime Minister to prioritize transport and freeports

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.

UK ports to carry out EU customs checks

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.

Port of Liverpool achieves monthly record in container volumes

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.

Phase 2 of Liverpool2 container terminal expansion takes steps forward

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.

MSC Matilde boxship tilts at dock in Port of Liverpool

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.

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