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Steam Packet considering moving to Liverpool

13th February, 2012

The Isle of Man Steam Packet has indicated that it is considering concentrating its main services in Liverpool instead of the Port of Heysham which was the port that Manx Line used from the late 1970's when it operated in competition to the Steam Packet.

Talking on Manx radio recently, Mark Woodward, chief executive of the Packet Company said Liverpool was a ‘clear favourite’ of the majority of passengers and freight customers.

He said that the creation of an on-river berth in the Mersey would be a ‘serious option’ for the Steam Packet looking to the future as it would allow the use of bigger and more capable ships.

Mr Woodward referred to Liverpool city councillors recent revelation that they were in talks with the Steam Packet about sharing the landing stage of a new River Mersey cruise liner terminal at the Pier Head.

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