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Peel Ports Group Insists Liverpool 2 Is On Time and Budget

2nd April 2014
Peel Ports Group Insists Liverpool 2 Is On Time and Budget

#Liverpool2 – The Peel Ports group which operates the Port of Liverpool has dismissed claims of delays and budget overrun of the £300m Liverpool2 container terminal project is over budget and behind schedule.

The scheme is to expand the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal by creating a new river berth to handle some of the world's biggest container ships (i.e Maersk McKinney Moller of 13,500 TEU) at Liverpool 2 after the widening of the Panama Canal. The project should be completed and ready to accept vessels by the end of 2015.

But one worker at the site, who asked to remain anonymous, said recent bad weather had thrown the scheme into turmoil. He said costs had soared due to extra plant needed to replace storm- damaged equipment, and drilling problems after hitting rock beneath the seabed had caused delays.

For more on this development, the Liverpool Echo has a report.

Previously featured the Maersk 'Banana-Boats' which make trans-Atlantic calls firstly to the Port of Cork and where plans for the Ringaskiddy Redevelopment Project were put on public display in February.

Maersk Norfolk is one of several container fleetmates that after calling to Cork continue to the DP World owned London Gateway, one of several new or expanding UK ports developments catering for ever-increasing sized containerships.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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