Port of Liverpool set for million-pound expansion

Port of Liverpool

Logistics company SCH has agreed a multi-year lease with Peel Ports Group as part of a major expansion of a car storage and transporter park at the Port of Liverpool.

The project is worth over £1 million ($1.2 million) and will see the facility increase in size by more than 25 per cent, from eight acres to over 10, to deal with growing demand for the processing of vehicles at the site.

The increase in size will in turn result in higher volumes that can be processed from across Europe and the US, said Peel Ports in a recent statement.

The agreement will see newly manufactured vehicles arrive at the port on a ro-ro vessel, and then SCH staff will unload and store the cars at the new 2.3-acre hub prior to onward delivery by the car manufacturer’s transporter fleets to customers via their dealer network.

Peel Ports Group confirmed it used a sustainable alternative to conventional asphalts as it built the extended hub.

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“This substantial investment again demonstrates the credentials of the Port of Liverpool in handling finished vehicles.

“It’s great to see one of our customers continue to expand its operations in the North West and we look forward to working closely with SCH on this project in the coming years.”

The construction of the new site took over three months.

Industrial action within the Port of Liverpool finally ended as Peel Ports Group (PPG) and Unite the Union agreed on a bargain deal.

The deal was first reached on 8 November.

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