MsC to open new transport yard at Liverpool Port

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited, (MSC), has announced that it will open a new transport yard at the Port of Liverpool to support the company’s growing landside volumes and further enhance its national road network.

The new facility will be fully operational this year, with the MSC owned transport fleet increasing by up to 40 trucks based at the new site as a result.

Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK, says Liverpool’s location makes it a natural fit to help the company support its customers’ supply chains in the North West and beyond:

MSC’s long established line haulage network offers great value to our customers by seamlessly connecting their cargo across road, rail and sea; delivering a more efficient, cost effective and green transport solution. This new expansion follows considerable line haulage growth over the last twelve months and Peel Ports’ Liverpool location is a natural fit to help us further support our customers’ supply chains in the North West and nationally; supporting the MSC direct ocean services into Liverpool and dedicated transhipment services giving national coverage through the port. In addition to our existing fleet based in Felixstowe, this expansion, alongside the MSC’s daily rail services from Liverpool to the Midlands, enables us to offer full local and national coverage through the Port or Liverpool for both imports and exports.

In a statement, MsC said the new agreement comes as part of a longer-term investment programme that has already seen the company make improvements to its existing fleet through increased automation and vehicle tracking.

Mr Burke adds that the new transport yard will also boost the company’s intermodal operation:

This exciting expansion of our transport services further underpins our ambition to grow organically whilst continuing to evolve and enhance our offering for customers. With this addition to our operation we are giving significant strength both to our Liverpool offering as a gateway port, and our intermodal operation at a difficult time for the market.

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