COSCO Makes Liverpool Call
The Port of Liverpool welcomed a vessel call from COSCO on Wednesday.
The MV Jork called at Liverpool after a stop in Rotterdam before returning with U.K. exports. In Liverpool it unloaded mainly high value Asian goods for fast delivery into the supply chain across the U.K.
The Port of Liverpool boasts a consistent truck turnaround time of less than 40 minutes, unrivaled by its peers in the South – meaning cargo is expected to be at its final destination hours after discharge on the Mersey.
Peel Ports recently welcomed China Merchant Marine to Liverpool and will shortly receive another state-sponsored visit scheduled for October 23, with 20 delegates from the Department of Commerce, Jiangsu Province set to explore the port.
The latest vessel call from COSCO, Asia’s largest shipping line, and third globally, marks an important milestone for Peel, who will look to evolve the trial into a permanent call.
In the past 12 months The Port of Liverpool’s growth in the container sector has continued growing by 8.7 percent.
Peel Ports already has a strong relationship with crane manufacturer ZPMC, the firm which supplied five ship-to-shore cranes and CRMGs for the £400 million ($523 million) container terminal, Liverpool2.
A delegation from Peel Ports is currently in China to discuss phase two of Liverpool2’s development as it continues to try to attract the world’s biggest shipping lines, whilst a senior commercial executive visit to Shanghai will commence on November 5, 2018.