Manchester Ship Canal Project Wins Prestigious Award

Peel Ports has been recognized for its commitment to environmental stewardship in the delivery of its Manchester Ship Canal project by the prestigious and historic Carmen Awards.

The awards, which honor exceptional achievement in industry and individual enterprise, praised the business’ revival of the historic trade route and Victorian engineering masterpiece to build a sustainable platform for modern day growth in the North West.

While the awards reserved particular praise for the Manchester Ship Canal project, recognition was given to Peel Ports’ wider investment program in the region, which includes the development of multimodal hubs at Port Salford, Port Cheshire and Port Warrington and the delivery of Liverpool2, a £300 million on-going investment in a new deep sea container terminal.

Each of the projects will contribute to a significant reduction in environmental impact and freight mileage by 2020, allowing the North West to balance the need for additional economic capacity with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive of Peel Ports, welcomed the award, saying: “Our projects will provide the infrastructure that will support efforts to rebalance the economy, providing a solid backbone to the newly emerging Northern Powerhouse. By eliminating unnecessary road journeys, reducing others and transforming how empty equipment is repositioned, our strategy also acts to cut our reliance on fuel, its cost and associated carbon emissions.

The port operator received further praise this week – triumphing in the Innovation category at this year’s Mersey Maritime Awards, which support business growth in the region’s ports and maritime sector.

The awards recognized Peel Ports’ work in revitalizing the Manchester Ship Canal and the operator’s delivery of strategic port locations and diverse commodity expertise – enabling the business to develop the best UK solution for importing and exporting goods and quickest routes to market for clients.

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