Maritime Transport to construct new container storage yard at Port of Liverpool
A new storage yard for loaded containers will be built at the Port of Liverpool by November 2022. The multi-million-pound investment project will be carried out by Maritime Transport, a British major logistics provider. It also includes the expansion of the company’s transport depot by 2.5 times.
Maritime Transport will construct a new storage yard for loaded boxes with an optimum capacity of up to 2,000 TEU. The facility will offer a wide range of handling and storage services. The construction works will begin in April and will last until November 2022 when the newly acquired Sany reach stackers will be put into operation at the yard.
“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,” said John Williams, group executive chairman at Maritime Transport.
Besides the storage yard, the investment project of Maritime Transport also comprises the construction of the new offices, driver facilities and the extension of the existing company’s transport depot. “The multi-million-pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to ten,” stated the logistics specialist.
The exact cost of the project has not been disclosed. Meanwhile, it is important for Maritime Transport in strengthening its activities at the Port of Liverpool and in North West England. To this end, the logistics provider concluded a 30-year lease agreement with Peel Ports Group, which runs the British port, for implementing the project.