Peel unveiled details of the jobs it is looking to fill once the project is completed, including stevedores, pilots, launch crew, line handlers, plant operators, vessel planning staff, and people in management, accounts and commercial services.
It also intends to invest a further US$580,000 in training in order to meet the demands of workers wishing to work on a full- or part-time basis.
Peel already has 40 apprentices being trained in electrical and mechanical engineering roles with Maritime Engineering College North West.
David Huck, port director at Peel Ports, told Echo Business: “Investments like Liverpool2 have the ability to make a positive contribution to an export-led economic recovery but in order to be truly sustainable, Peel Ports needs to invest and continue to invest in the core skills required to do so.”
Peel estimates a knock-on effect of Liverpool2, which is due to open late next year, will see another 2,000 jobs created in the wider economy.