Monday, May 24, 2021

New Transport Yard for Major Container Shipping Line

MSC to Open New Facility at the Port of Liverpool
Shipping News Feature

UK – Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited, (MSC), has announced a new transport yard at the Port of Liverpool to support the shipping and logistics giant's growing landside volumes in the UK, and further enhance its national road network.

The new facility will be fully operational this year, with the MSC owned transport fleet increasing by up to 40 trucks based at the new site. Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK commented:

“MSC’s long established line haulage network offers great value to our customers by seamlessly connecting their cargo across road, rail and sea, delivering a more efficient, cost effective and green transport solution.

“This new expansion follows considerable line haulage growth over the last twelve months and Peel Port’s Liverpool location is a natural fit to help us further support our customers’ supply chains in the North West and nationally, supporting the MSC direct ocean services into Liverpool and dedicated transhipment services giving national coverage through the port.

“In addition to our existing fleet based in Felixstowe, this expansion, alongside the MSC’s daily rail services from Liverpool to the Midlands, enables us to offer full local and national coverage through the Port or Liverpool for both imports and exports.”

The new agreement comes as part of a longer-term investment programme from MSC which has already seen the company make improvements to its existing fleet through increased automation and vehicle tracking.

Operating its existing own-fleet of trucks and extended national capacity through partnerships with leading hauliers across the UK, MSC aims to deliver one of the largest, national containerised cargo transport operations in the country. Burke continued:

“This exciting expansion of our transport services further underpins our ambition to grow organically whilst continuing to evolve and enhance our offering for customers. With this addition to our operation we are giving significant strength both to our Liverpool offering as a gateway port, and our intermodal operation at a difficult time for the market.”