Peel Ports, which operates facilities in both the UK and Ireland, has released a new video to wish its customers a Merry Christmas and highlight the company’s successes in 2018.
While the special message outlines Peel Ports’ key achievements across all business areas, the progress of its container terminal segment has marked the most significant leap forward for the group during the last year.
In May 2018, Peel Ports launched the first freight rail service from the Port of Liverpool, providing a new route for container transport between the Liverpool quayside and Scotland, as well as reducing congestion around the port.
Khalid Mahdy, of Peel Ports, discusses the importance of constant training to a port's success in a recent Port Technology technical paper
This has proven beneficial for the UK supply chain, with over 2,500 containers transported via the rail route since it began operating, while 500,000 road miles have been eliminated from the road network between Liverpool and Scotland.
The Port of Liverpool has also secured working relationships with major carriers in 2018, welcoming its first vessel call from the Chinese shipping company COSCO.
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The biggest development at Peel Ports’ premier facility though, as illustrated in the new video, was the addition of another deep-water container service, producing double-digit growth in container volumes since its opening.
The 2M Alliance, of Maersk and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, redirected its TA2 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool, connecting the port with US destinations such as Savannah and Charleston.
Following a fruitful year for the operator, Peel Ports has promised that more is to come in 2019.