The pioneering way in which we operate our ports and terminals is pivotal to our present and future success. We're more than just a passive port operator, as is demonstrated by our ground-breaking plans to transform the Port of Liverpool into a global port-centric logistics hub.
We seek to add value to the entire supply chain and make the processes of international trade more beneficial in terms of costs, carbon emissions and congestion.
Our innovative work in the shipping sector was recognised at the global 2012 Containerisation International Awards, which saw the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal named Port Authority of the Year over highly-commended entries from the Ports of Los Angeles and Antwerp.
What do we do?
- The Port Authority for three major estuaries at Glasgow, Liverpool and Medway
- Manage five container terminals around the British Isles and has a strong presence in the Irish Sea container market
- Operate the largest UK inland container barge service along the Manchester Ship Canal
- Operate two short-sea container shipping lines serving the British Isles and North-West Europe
The Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal
The UK's First Green Freight Corridor
Existing as two separate entities for over 125 years, the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal have been united for the first time by Peel Ports. This unique 44-mile integrated waterway centred in the heart of the UK will offer significant cost and carbon savings to shipping lines, importers, exporters and logistics businesses.
Combined, the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal already handle over 40million tonnes of freight per annum, with ambitious plans to handle even more in the coming years. With over 4 million sq ft of port-centric warehousing and manufacturing space already occupied, Peel Ports' plans will oversee the creation of an additional 5 million sq ft of warehousing space within this newly integrated logistics platform.
This international logistics hub is more than just a port-centric development- it's a 'population-centric' one too. With over 13 million people within 70 miles and an average outbound mileage similar to the 'golden triangle', the combined Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal provide the benefits of being located both in a port-location and in the heart of the population.
The 'green corridor' created by the integration of the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal will provide the unique opportunity to transport freight by water to facilities in the heart of the UK , offering a cheaper and cleaner alternative to road and rail transit