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#ports - A UK ports operator the Peel Ports Group has received the ‘Freight & Logistics’ category prize at the prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards held in Liverpool.

Over 400 guests attended the annual event last Thursday where accolades were handed out to the best of the maritime industry from the Liverpool City Region and across the UK.

2018 was a year of significant milestones for Peel Ports, especially its container division in Liverpool, including a first direct call from China, its biggest container ship to date, a new rail freight service and a double-digit growth.

Accepting the award in Liverpool on behalf of Peel Ports, Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Walters said: “We are leading the way in bringing enhanced resilience and efficiency to the supply chain. By offering a viable, and in many ways more efficient, alternative to southern ports, the Port of Liverpool is supporting much needed change in the freight and logistics sector that will ultimately reduce costs, road miles and carbon emissions.”

The company has also secured a new 2M permanent transatlantic container service, the Canadian Express service connecting southern European Ports with Liverpool and ultimately Canada, as well as continued growth with key customers and national retailers such as B&M. Peel Ports is set to bring 250 new staff on board during 2019 in anticipation of new commercial opportunities.

For further information on Mersey Maritime, click here

In addition to UK ports, Afloat adds the group also operates the MTL Terminal in Dublin Port with connections to the UK, the Netherlands, France, Iberia and onwards worldwide. The container terminal which has an annual throughput of 170,000 TEU is located on the South Bank Quay adjacent to the Poolbeg Y&BC in Ringsend. 

Published in Ports & Shipping

#MaritimeAwards - The Mersey Maritime annual awards judges met for the first time on Thursday as organisers say they have been "overwhelmed" with the number of entries, writes Liverpool Echo.

Birkenhead-based Mersey Maritime, an umbrella organisation for the Liverpool city region's maritime, logistics and energy sectors, said it had received "strong entries" for all nine categories.

They are Business of the Year; Vocational Skills Award (individual award); SME Business of the Year; Engineering Company of the Year; Environmental Award; Supply Chain Partnership; Best Newcomer (company award); Global Reach Award; Ambassador of the Year Award.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on March 12. For more on this story, click HERE.

Afloat.addes that the photograph accompanying the Merseyside newspaper shows the Cammell Laird Shipyard and repair facility in Birkenhead.

Pictured in the dry dock is Irish Ferries Ulysses which as previously reported has returned to Dublin-Holyhead service. The operator's Isle of Inishmore from the Rosslare-Pembroke route is currently taking her turn at the same facility for annual overhaul.

In the adjoining dry-dock to that of Ulysses, was Caledonian MacBrayne's ferry, Caledonian Isles which has since resumed the Isle of Aran's Brodick-Ardrossan service. A fleetmate, Isle of Lewis is currently undergoing work having taken the place of the Firth of Clyde ferry.

Published in Ports & Shipping

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