Maritime Transport agrees 30-year lease and multimillion-pound Port of Liverpool expansion
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British logistics firm Maritime Transport Ltd has agreed a 30-year lease with Peel Ports Group and a major expansion of its transport depot at the Port of Liverpool.
In a statement, Peel Ports Group said the multi-million-pound project would see Maritime’s Liverpool Port transport depot increase from four acres to ten. This will allow for a new storage yard for loaded containers that shall enhance Maritime’s North West operations.
Peel Ports Group adds that the deal will extend the geographical reach of the Port of Liverpool further into the midlands by supporting both hauliers and Maritime’s rail freight activities. Another benefit will be enabling ‘off-peak loading’, which will help smooth out peaks during the busiest periods, both on-site and via routes serving the port.
Commenting the on the announcement, John Williams, Group Executive Chairman of Maritime Transport, said:
“This significant investment, which marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration with Peel Ports, heralds an exciting time for the company in terms of our growth, whilst we continue to provide the very best facilities and excellent working environments for our colleagues. The Port of Liverpool has established itself as a key gateway for our customers over the years, and we are excited to be bringing high-quality storage space and even greater capability and choice to the market as we see an increase in demand for our services.”
David Huck, Chief Operating Officer of Peel Ports Group, added:
“This is a major commitment which a is yet another highlight in the exciting evolution of the Port of Liverpool. It links perfectly with our strategy to extend our multi-modal connections providing better links beyond our current hinterland. We’re also pleased to see one of our important customers continuing to enjoy success and together we are going from strength-to-strength.”
Construction for the project begins in April and will take around six months to complete, creating what Peel Ports Group describes as the largest port-centric haulage depot services in the UK.