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Opening of Liverpool’s new terminal slips behind schedule

The Liverpool Echo newspaper reports today that the much-anticipated Liverpool2 container terminal from Peel Ports has fallen behind schedule.

The £300m container terminal was meant to open at the end of 2015. It is now likely to open some time in the first quarter this year. The terminal features 850 m of quayside.

Peel Ports has said Liverpool2 will be the UK’s largest transatlantic deepwater port and container terminal. It hopes to lure Liverpool’s first direct Asian links with the opening of the new river terminal. Liverpool2 will be connected to the national import centre at Port Salford via the Manchester Ship Canal, road and rail.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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