UK-based company McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal.
The multi-million project includes the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS). The STS cranes are scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with the overall project expected to be completed during 2021. Detailed design and preparatory civil works have already commenced.
There will also be additional reefer points installed to allow the terminal to handle greater quantities of refrigerated containers at the Port of Liverpool.
Opened in November 2016, Liverpool2 is a GBP 400 million (USD 498.3 million) investment that provides an ocean gateway for international trade to and from the UK. The deepwater facility is capable of accommodating the world’s largest container vessels.
“Since originally announcing our expansion plans we have gone on to secure some of the world’s major shipping lines as customers at the Port of Liverpool,” Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports, said.
“That, and our growing customer base, is a vote of confidence in the North of England as a competitive route to international markets and Liverpool as a major port for global trade. We look forward to working with the team at McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver the next phase that will provide even more capacity to help meet growing demand,” Whitworth added.