Maritime Transport Ltd., a leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions for UK businesses, has signed an agreement with Peel Ports Group to expand its existing transport depot at the Port of Liverpool. The multi-million-pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to ten with a new storage yard for loaded containers, significantly enhancing Maritime’s operation in the northwest.

The announcement comes just after the completion of Maritime’s latest addition to its growing network of sites, an 8.1-acre, state-of-the-art transport depot located on Normanton Industrial Estate in Wakefield less than a mile away from the Maritime Intermodal Rail Terminal.

Construction will commence in April and will include a new transport depot, with new offices as well as the usual Maritime standard of exceptional driver facilities. 

The new storage yard accompanying the enlarged premises will offer a wide range of loaded container handling and storage solutions, and enable optimum storage for up to 2,000 TEU. Brand new Sany reach stackers which were ordered in Q1 and will be arriving on site in time for the project completion in November 2022.

John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport:

‘This significant investment, which marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration with Peel Ports, heralds an exciting time for the company in terms of our growth, whilst we continue to provide the very best facilities and excellent working environments for our colleagues. The Port of Liverpool has established itself as a key gateway for our customers over the years, and we are excited to be bringing high quality storage space and even greater capability and choice to the market as we see an increase in demand for our services.’

David Huck, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group:

‘This is a major commitment which is yet another highlight in the exciting evolution at the Port of Liverpool. It links perfectly with our strategy to extend our multi-modal connections providing better links beyond our current hinterland. We’re also pleased to see one of our important customers continuing to enjoy success and together we are going from strength-to-strength.’