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The Port of Liverpool - 3 Things You Need to Know

December 15, 2022


Regularly handling as much as 60 vessels every month, the Port of Liverpool is one of England’s major freight ferry ports. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Irish Sea’s second biggest port. 

World-class facilities

34.5 million tonnes of cargo passed through the Port of Liverpool in 2021 - an increase of 11% from 2020, making Liverpool the 3rd busiest UK port last year. 

With world-class facilities like their container depot & warehousing solutions or their 10 lane AutoGate managing system, it’s no wonder that businesses repeatedly entrust operators to move their goods via the port.

Explaining their recent £100m investment into a new biomass facility, a representative of the port said, “Providing a service fit for the future is central to our offering.”

A long term industry commitment

Not only is it a popular port for traders, but businesses can also benefit from the port’s commitment to security and longevity. 

To protect your goods, the Port of Liverpool adheres to the highest standards of security:

“The Port Security Authority and Port Police maintain oversight of the port’s geography and the facility infrastructure. So you can have complete peace of mind knowing that, whatever goods you have, they’re being handled and stored in one of the most secure port environments in the UK.”

Meanwhile, the port continues to invest in their freight solutions to ensure that they remain one of the UK’s leading ports well into the future. This includes the £400 million investment made over the last 3 years to construct the Liverpool2 terminal - one of “Europe’s most advanced container terminals”. 

Excellent location

The Port of Liverpool, which sits across both banks of the River Mersey, is conveniently located within reasonable distance of the A59 to Preston and the rest of the North West, while also giving easy access to Manchester (via the M62) or the Midlands and South of England (via the M6). 

For businesses looking to transport their goods between the Republic of Ireland and England, Liverpool port is ideally located. This, coupled with the port’s world-class and reliable facilities, means that the Port of Liverpool is the perfect solution for optimising your supply chain.

Why choose Seatruck?

Only one of the operators that run through the Port of Liverpool offers:

1. The option to create, edit, cancel & transfer your bookings,

2. to view your full import inspection hold info,

3. PBN and GMR creation,

4. And access live schedule updates 

All from your handheld device with our Seatruck Ferry Schedules and MySeatruck apps - available for Android or iOS. 

With Seatruck, moving your unaccompanied goods is simple, convenient and trackable. 

To seamlessly transport your goods unaccompanied to or from the Port of Liverpool & across the Irish Sea, get in touch with us today.


Photo Credit: David Fairclough.