Sinkhole appears at Britain’s newest box terminal

Sinkhole appears at Britain’s newest box terminal

Britain’s newest and most advanced terminal development has suffered an embarrassing setback.

Launched in November, a large sinkhole has appeared at the £400m Liverpool2 container facility, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The terminal’s operator Peel Ports has confirmed that a “cavity” has opened up at the terminal and a portion of the area has been cordoned off.

“The terminal remains open although the access to the area affected is restricted. The crane commissioning is continuing as planned,” a spokesperson told the local newspaper.

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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