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  • 23 November 2012

    The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Limited has announced details about the River Mersey approach channel dredging contract. The project will include deepening, and if required, widening of the River Mersey existing approach channel to the Port of Liverpool between the bar at the outer end of the channel and the Port of Liverpool. It […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work to remove around 14,000 tonnes of silt from Canning Half Tide Dock in Liverpool is due to start next week, ensuring the vital amenity is accessible for the many deep-drafted vessels and international boating events that use the city’s docks. The Canal and River Trust, the charity that cares for Liverpool South Docks, said […]

  • 7 June 2011

    Peel Ports was today due to launch a public consultation about its potentially controversial £500m plans to expand its River Mersey…   By Bill Gleeson (liverpoolecho) [mappress] Source: liverpoolecho, June 7, 2011  

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes arrived in the River Mersey on Sunday, 1 May, ready for installing and commissioning at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. Produced by leading Chinese manufacturer ZPMC, which also supplied the five ship-to-shore cranes already on site, these six are the first of 12 required for phase 1 […]

  • 11 January 2012

    United Utilities has been given the go ahead to build a £200million extension to its waste treatment plant on the banks of the River Mersey in a scheme that could create up to 350 jobs. The existing works at Sandon Dock, Regent Road, will be extended into the redundant Wellington Dock. And that will result […]

  • 16 February 2012

    Sefton councillors will ask officials to undertake all necessary activities, so the Department of Business Innovation & Science’s money can be used for the River Mersey dredging. This dredging grant will lead to Peel Ports beginning work on building a £226million River Container Terminal at Seaforth, and also this will allow the berthing of massive […]

  • 18 December 2013

    The Warrington Mayor and local school children planted a tree today to mark the completion of the first phase of construction on one of the UK’s biggest flood defence schemes. The 1.5 km stretch of flood walls and embankments along Knutsford Rd have already proved their worth by protecting around 1,500 local homes and businesses […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Coastline Surveys has recently completed a Geo-Environmental investigation on behalf of Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, as part of the Liverpool 2 container terminal development. The survey data and samples will provide marine sediment quality information and chemical analysis including dissipation tests. The survey comprised of 48 Vibrocores and 18 CPTs from the River Mersey […]

  • 19 October 2012

    The Port of Liverpool was  awarded Port Authority of the Year at the global Containerisation International Awards held in central London. The Port beat highly commended entries from other global ports including Los Angeles, Antwerp and Charleston. The Port of Liverpool’s Managing Director Gary Hodgson said: “We are delighted to receive this award, and see […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is spending £8 million on dredging in the financial year 2019-20 to help keep the waterways navigable for boaters. According to the Trust, the comprehensive program covers locations identified by boaters, as well as the places that need dredging every year. The Trust will be carrying out dredging work […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Peel Ports Group has marked the full reopening of Runcorn Docks on the Manchester Ship Canal, following a £4 million program of works. Over the last 14 months, Peel Ports has worked with McLaughlin and Harvey to reinstate and upgrade two of its 4 berths one of which was closed in January 2017. As reported, […]

  • 20 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Russia: Jan de Nul Completes First Phase of Sabetta Port Dredging The Federal Marine and River Transport Agency has announced that Jan de Nul has completed the first phase of dredging operations in Sabetta Port.   Van Oord BAM Consortium Wins Moin Contract (Costa Rica) A consortium consisting of Van Oord and BAM International, has […]

  • 16 March 2012

    The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Limited plans to announce a tender for dredging works at the port area. Officials’ plan is to appoint a contractor to undertake a package of dredging, quay wall construction and infilling works at “Liverpool 2” (Liverpool’s new deep water container terminal), Port of Liverpool, which will be located adjacent […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    McLaughlin & Harvey has won a contract to prepare new Mersey cruise terminal facility that will enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships to its UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront. According to McL&H, the first stage will consist of supporting the Liverpool City Council’s appointed design team, led by Ramboll UK, to finalize […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Restoration of the Sankey Canal, Britain’s first industrial canal, received a major boost thanks to the new Sankey Canal Partnership, formally launched at the yesterday’s conference at the World of Glass, St Helens. The Sankey Canal Restoration Society, the Canal and River Trust, plus St Helens, Warrington and Halton borough councils, have all come together […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The River Weaver Navigation, in Cheshire, is ship shape again, thanks to a major dredging program by the Canal & River Trust charity. The Trust, which cares for the Weaver Navigation and 2,000 miles of waterways, has just finished an extensive five month project to deepen a two mile stretch of the river from Saltersford […]

  • 20 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Boskalis Consortium Bags Singapore Port Expansion Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.    Experts Doubt Panama Canal Expansion Will Be “Game Changer” The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has visited Liverpool to see how more than £300 million investment is improving the local economy. Mr McLoughlin visited the Port of Liverpool, where owners Peel Ports are investing to build new container ship berths, quays and cranes at the ‘Liverpool 2’ container terminal. Construction is well underway on […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 7 August 2013

    A joint venture comprising BAM Nuttall and Van Oord has been awarded a contract valued at £75 million by Peel Ports as part of its £300 million scheme to create to new container terminal on the Mersey estuary in Liverpool. Once completed this new facility will accommodate some of the world’s largest container vessels, up […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group’s flagship £300m deepwater container terminal, took an important step closer to realisation this month when the Dutch marine engineering specialists Van Oord commenced their dredging of the River Mersey estuary. The family-owned Dutch firm was awarded the dredging contract in March 2014 and the arrival of Van Oord’s HAM 316 Trailing […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction has entered a new phase at one of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects as steel piling gets underway in the River Mersey for Liverpool2 – the Port of Liverpool’s landmark deep water container terminal. Specialist rock drilling equipment will provide sockets for 329 tubular steel piles weighing in at 47 tonnes each. The […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure group, has been appointed as the civil contractor for an integrated team that will deliver the ten-year Thames Estuary Asset Management Program for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency, and anticipated to be worth up to £250 million to Balfour Beatty. The £300 million program is the largest […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction at the new $500 million container terminal being built at the Port of Liverpool has reached an advanced stage. Work to reclaim 12 hectares of land has passed the first stage with further infilling due to take place over the summer. The majority of 296 steel piles have been driven into the seabed, allowing […]

  • 19 September 2012

    Peel Ports yesterday named international property and infrastructure group Lend Lease as principal contractor for Liverpool2, its new £300m deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool. The landmark terminal, which will bring some of the world’s largest container ships to the Mersey, will be open for business in 2015. Located in the River Mersey, […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Peel Ports today announced it has commenced the procurement phase for the construction of its new deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool. It was also revealed that the landmark terminal, which will bring some of the world’s largest container ships to the Mersey, will be branded Liverpool 2 – and will be open […]