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Peel Ports Welcomes M2 Alliance to Liverpool2

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Peel Ports Welcomes M2 Alliance to Liverpool2


The team at Eldapoint would like to congratulate our client Peel Ports for the latest, positive development at Liverpool2. The flagship deep-water container terminal welcomes its largest regular caller to date as 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduce a new transatlantic container service to the port beginning 22 July 2018.

The ships will load UK export cargo such as Scotch whisky, food products and trade machinery.  The new services will also see the Port of Liverpool open up direct links with the US ports of Charleston and Savannah. This recent development is testament to the excellent work Peel Ports have invested in Liverpool2 and is also a welcomed opportunity for the City.

Eldapoint is a long-standing support partner to Peel Ports and our services and products have added value to Peel Ports for over 10 years and more recently Liverpool2 Shipping Terminal. In 2016 Eldapoint were successfully chosen to provide reefer plug and monitor, as well as service and maintenance support to the vast volume of containers visiting the terminal.

Stuart Chidley, Eldapoint Managing Director commented, “We are delighted that the vision and investment of everyone at Peel Ports is showing true value to the shipping industry. Major lines, including Maersk and MSC alliance, amongst others, are benefitting from the smarter thinking brought by Peel Ports and their partners. The long-term advantages to the UK Logistics sector, is becoming very exciting.”

Peel Ports commitment to Liverpool2 has been widely recognised and announcing the news, Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive of Peel Ports commented on the company website: “This news demonstrates the impact which our investment in Liverpool2 has had in re-shaping UK logistics, and disrupting traditional approaches to shipping. It is also testament to the progress we’ve made at Liverpool and the efforts we’ve made to strengthen our relationships with major lines. Our objective is now to secure these or similar services in the long-term by delivering the cost, congestion and carbon emission benefits that Liverpool2 in particular will offer shipping lines and cargo owners.”

The announcement has also been welcomed by the industry and supply chains throughout the UK with comment from various industry leaders as below:

Michael Forde of Kingsland Drinks said: “As one of the largest UK wine importers, this is great news for our business. It means we’ll be able to ship more goods closer to our bottling, storage and distribution facilities in the North-west, allowing us to maintain our reliable and cost-effective service for the benefit of our customers.”
Asbjorn Kops, Trade and Marketing Director of Maersk said: “After resuming a service in Liverpool two years ago, via a feeder connection, we have been able to offer flexibility to our customers in the North West region. Switching our Transatlantic service temporarily to Liverpool allows us to maintain our comprehensive UK offering with a wide range of connections to our global network.”
Dan Everitt, Managing Director of MSC UK said: “MSC has been connecting Liverpool to global routes since 2001 and the Port of Liverpool is an integral part of our UK logistics network. Having Liverpool as a temporary Transatlantic NEUATL2 alternative allows MSC, as part of our comprehensive direct Atlantic Services, to continue to offer customer access to the global market during a time of operational constraints in the UK's port network. MSC relies on the full breadth of its UK port network to continuously evaluate the best service options for our customers.”

Stuart Chidley concluded by saying, “As a business, Eldapoint’s history is firmly rooted within the shipping industry and the City of Liverpool, so this news fills us with confidence that a bright future for both lies ahead. We wish Peel Ports every success in the future of Liverpool2 and are proud to support and play our part.”

To find out more about Peel Ports and Liverpool2, you can visit their website here.

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