The Port of Liverpool (Mersey) has recently taken delivery of a new harbour crane which is due to begin operating at the Port of Liverpool later this month. This makes Liverpool an increasingly viable option for freight forwarding in and out of the UK via the port or down the Manchester Ship Canal.

The installation of the additional lifting machinery marks the start of a planned expansion at the port over 2011, demonstrating a commitment to investment and growth in the port. This is great news to freight forwarders looking to use the Port of Liverpool and the Manchester Ship Canal for freight forwarding services in the future. The use of the port for the import and export of ocean container freight is becoming an increasingly viable option. Liverpool is ranked as one of Britain’s major container ports and handles around 700,000 containers each year.

For more information on the above developments and the potential the Port of Liverpool will start to offer importers and exporters over the coming years please contact freight forwarder Mercator Cargo Systems today on 02392 75 65 75 to speak to an experience members of our team.