Liverpool 2 taking shape.
25th November, 2015
Liverpool 2 is further updating its container handling facilities on the Mersey with the arrival of 5 giant cranes. Delivery of the five Megamax structures that were built in China and shipped to Liverpool as part of a £100m order of ship-to-shore, and other associated cranes began their journey in August and have travelled past south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope before arriving in the River Mersey on November 2.
Work on offloading the cranes at the Liverpool2 terminal has been dependent on favourable weather to move them onto the river berth quayside which has been created by reclaiming land from the River Mersey to provide extra space for container traffic and to handle some of the biggest container ships in the world.
The first of two berths at Liverpool2, within the Seaforth Container Terminal, is due to officially open by the end of the year.
Port of Liverpool bosses are busy signing up major customers such as drinks group Diageo, heavy plant manufacturer JCB, Speke-based retai group B&M, luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, Knowsley-based discount chain Matalan and Wirral-based tea company Typhoo, to use the new port facility rather than Southern ports to cut down on environmentally-harmful road miles, while increasing logistics traffic for the port and the Merseyside economy.