Shipping Minister Inspects Liverpool2 Site

UK Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill MP has welcomed the investment being made by Peel Ports during a visit to the company’s Liverpool2 container terminal.

Once open later this year, Liverpool2 will be one of Europe’s most modern and advanced semi-automated terminals, able to accommodate virtually all of the world’s deep sea container vessels.

Marine trials are due to begin later this month, with other elements of the build coming online throughout Q2.

Speaking after the Minister’s visit to Liverpool2, Gary Hodgson, Chief Operating Officer at Peel Ports, said: “It was an honor to host the minister and to show him how construction is progressing at Liverpool2. We very much welcome his interest in how developments at and around the Port of Liverpool are attracting strong backing from cargo owners who are increasingly looking to the North-West gateway as a more efficient route to market.

The Liverpool2 development is part of a £650 million investment by Peel Ports in the region and will add to a previous £125 million investment in the National Import Centre at Port Salford.

The project is an extension to the Seaforth Dock container terminal, built by Peel Ports, that is scheduled to be operational in 2016. The terminal extension will be able to accommodate two post-Panamax vessels simultaneously.

The terminal is being built on reclaimed land using material dredged from the River Mersey. The dredged material provides the necessary clearance in the approach channels for visiting ships.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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