Peel Ports to invest in the latest -generation CareGo warehouse optimisation and crane automation technology
Peel Ports will invest £3 million in the upgrade of the steel terminal located at the Port of Liverpool’s Gladstone Dock.
The funds will provide the facility with the latest-generation CareGo warehouse optimisation and crane automation technology.
A fully automated warehouse and interactive customer web portal, and an automatic weighing facility will also be installed at the Liverpool Steel Terminal.
“This is a particularly exciting investment for Peel Ports because it puts us at the leading edge of steel storage and distribution,” said managing director of Peel Ports, Gary Hodgson.
“No other port in the UK is currently able to offer a comparable service.”
“Coupled with the Port of Liverpool’s advantageous location in terms of its proximity to UK manufacturing, we are confident that we are making a very important investment that will ultimately offer our customers substantial cost benefits,” added Hodgson.
The coil capacity at the new terminal will be 350kt. Segregated storage and quarantine locations include the capacity for dehumidification and temperature controlled facilities.
Peel Ports expect the Liverpool Steel Terminal will be open for business in April 2013.