In a bid to hire the first group of 75 out of 500 people for its US$444m Liverpool2 project, Peel Ports has launched a recruitment campaign to further develop the Port of Liverpool.
PTI previously reported that Peel Ports had announced its first tenant, the Culina Group, to operate its National Import Centre at Port Salford – the first the UK’s first tri-modal inland port facility and distribution park.
The vast majority of new jobs will be created in Liverpool with 75 new positions being created in the next three months – a move that aims to increase the size of the workforce at the Port of Liverpool as well as bring vital new skills to its operations.
Howard Sloane, Group HR Director at Peel Ports, said: “These are very exciting times at Peel Ports as we begin to recruit colleagues that will operate one of the most technologically advanced container terminals in the UK.
“Liverpool2 will revolutionise supply chains in the UK by bringing the world’s biggest ships back to Liverpool. Currently more than 90% of deep sea containers enter the UK through Southern ports but more than 50% are delivered or originate in the northern half of the UK. Liverpool2 will make it more efficient and cost-effective for importers and exporters moving goods in and out of the Midlands, the north of England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The construction of Liverpool2 will enable the port to handle more than 95% of the world’s largest container ships, and double the port's capacity to 1.5m TEU a year.