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Construction is now underway on Liverpool2, the £300m project by Peel Ports that will allow the Port of Liverpool to compete with the biggest ports in the world.The new terminal in the Mersey at Seaforth will be able to handle “post-Panamax” vessels – ships that carry up to 13,500 containers and are too big to fit through the Panama Canal.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf

City of London Lord Mayor visits Liverpool and Manchester to meet business leaders

The two-day visit will see Alderman Fiona Woolf meet policymakers and business leaders in both North West cities

Mersey Maritime chief executive, Jim Teasdale

Maritime trade body for Merseyside welcomes 19 new members

They include Liverpool Football Club, accountants KPMG, law firm Brabners and Speke manufacturer Yuken Europe

An illustration of the proposed Liverpool2 development at Seaforth

Port of Liverpool could handle world's biggest container vessels

Second phase of Liverpool2 could generate growth in trade with Asia

Peel Ports and Korean port authority strengthen links

 Memorandum of Understanding agreed with view to help Port of Liverpool

Artist's impression of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail plan

Port boss in high-speed rail capacity warning

High-speed trains sharing existing track would be ‘disaster for freight’

Gladstone Dock in the Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports awards £9m Gladstone Dock contract

Peel Ports awards £9m contract for Gladstone Dock upgrade

The new in-river Panamax Quayside at the Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports completes £152.5m debt refinancing

Three specialist infrastructure investors - Westbourne, IFM and AXA - have provided funds which have allowed £152.5m of Peel Ports debt to be refinanced.

Mersey Estuary dredging could unlock the key to regional growth says report

Claim made by accountancy group Ernst and Young in new study

Peel Ports' Liverpool Two development

Peel Ports awards £75m Liverpool2 contract

Surrey-based BAM Nuttall and dredging specialist Van Oord, from Rotterdam, have formed a joint venture to deliver the work for Peel.

New Southampton attack on Liverpool2 superport funding

LEADERS in Southampton have launched a new attack on Liverpool Council bosses in the long-running dispute about public funding for Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal.

Civil engineers in call for better freight links for Liverpool2

THE North West Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has called for improvements to road and rail links ahead of the opening of the Port of Liverpool’s new £300m post-Panamax Seaforth container terminal.

Big Interview: Steve Park, chief executive of Warrington & Co

Tony McDonough meets STEVE PARK, chief executive of Warrington & Co

John Whetnall and Cliff Grainger, directors of Birkenhead-based MPE Interiors

Big Interview: Cliff Grainger and John Whetnall of MPE Interiors

Joshua Taylor meets CLIFF GRAINGER and JOHN WHETNALL, of MPE Interiors

Shipping giants looking to Liverpool2

TALKS are underway between the Port of Liverpool and major shipping operators about signing up to use the new Liverpool2 container terminal.

Sir Bobby Charlton and Kenny Dalglish at Peel Ports event to launch Liverpool 2

VIDEO: Kenny Dalglish and Sir Bobby Charlton officially launch new dredging operation at Port of Liverpool

HUNDREDS of business leaders were at the Port of Liverpool to see Sir Bobby Charlton and Kenny Dalglish MBE officially launch a dredging operation to remove one million cubic metres of material from the seabed.

Matt Kerrigan, a partner at Hitchcock Wright & Partners

Small Business of the Week: Hitchcock Wright & Partners

Since 2009, businesses across all sectors have had to adjust to one of the toughest economic environments in decades – with the property sector perhaps being hit hardest of all

Chancellor announces £35m boost for the Liverpool2 port project

CHANCELLOR George Osborne today announced a £35m grant towards the dredging the Mersey Estuary for the £300m Liverpool2 scheme.

How University Technical Colleges will plug the skills gap

A NEW generation of schools will train the next generation of workers for the sectors that will grow the region’s economy in years to come.

Exclusive: Long-term unemployment the hidden cost of recession

Exclusive: Alistair Houghton reveals how long-term unemployment is soaring

Mersey Maritime Group skills plea for region’s Superport ambitions

A CALL has gone out to the region’s education and learning sector providers to meet the skills needs for the region’s Superport growth plans.


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