Capacity has now increased by 30% with the addition of two new cranes, that were initially commissioned in August 2021 and were fully completed in January 2022. Brought into operation to meet additional demand making the Port of Liverpool future proof.

New cranes become fully operational at Liverpool Terminal 1This investment by Peel Ports sees an additional two cranes added to the six already in place, which will allow for much greater efficiency and faster turnaround times for the loading and discharging of taller container vessels.

The new cranes designed by Liebherr Container Cranes Limited, boast state-of-the-art technology, utilising high steel and lattice boom and beam construction. Additionally, the equipment features improved functionality to ensure the highest performance is maintained consistently. Through greater connectivity, they can also be monitored remotely to deliver optimum performance with the most efficient use of power.

David Huck, Chief Operating Officer at Peel Ports said:

“Innovation and the continued investment in infrastructure and our people are at the heart of our business strategy. We are delighted to see these new cranes now in full operation. They represent a significant investment in our capability and highlight our commitment to ensuing the Port of Liverpool continues to provide a highly efficient service.

“Together with the completion of the final stage of development and increased capacity at Terminal 2 last year, the Port of Liverpool has never been in better shape to handle increased cargo volumes and deliver further transformational service and choice to our customers.”

Peel Ports are investing significantly in the Port of Liverpool to build a more resilient UK supply chain in the wake of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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