Transport Minister Tours Liverpool2 Development Scheme

The new Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, visited the Port of Liverpool on Friday, August 5, to view the latest developments at the container terminal Liverpool2. 

The visit provided an opportunity for the Minister to view progress on the project, which started handling its first containers last month as part of trials ahead of a phased opening throughout the summer.

The Liverpool2 project forms part of a wider £750 million investment program into biomass, steel, port-centric warehousing and infrastructure by Peel Ports at its sites in Liverpool and along the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Minister met Peel Ports’ Chief Executive, Mark Whitworth, to discuss the importance of investment in the north and issues on transport integration and infrastructure improvements to improve freight connectivity between the port and major logistics centers.

We very much welcome the Minister’s interest, which maintains the government’s support for our efforts to facilitate UK trade through this key cargo gateway,” said Whitworth.

“The timing of the visit is particularly opportune given the recent arrival of the first containers at the port during our marine trials. With full opening now imminent, we will soon be able to offer companies ship-to-door access to the heart of the UK market via the biggest container ships in the world.”

Commenting on the visit, Mr Grayling said: “The major investment we are making in transport across the North West will improve journeys for local people as well as helping industry grow across the region.

“This is part of our plan to invest in the North, and make an economy that works for everyone – not just the privileged few – by ensuring economic prosperity is spread throughout the country. Better infrastructure is likely to boost productivity.”

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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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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