Peel Ports invests £10m in new Merseyside hub

Peel Ports is building a £10m ‘Green Automotive Hub’ on Merseyside to deliver a greener end-to-end maritime logistics service.

The hub, which Peel said would be the first of its kind in the UK, sits on a 9.5-acre site on the river Mersey in Eastham, adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and will launch in September.

It will service a twice-weekly shipping route from Vigo Port in Spain to Eastham and will take an estimated 14,700 lorry journeys off the road in the UK and continental Europe.

The hub has been created in partnership with global logistics firm Suardiaz and leading automaker Stellantis and it will supply parts for the Ellesmere Port vehicle manufacturing site.

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David Huck, Peel Ports chief operating officer, said: “A key part of achieving our sustainable goals involves working collaboratively with like-minded businesses, so it has been fantastic to work alongside Suardiaz and Stellantis.

“The project is a progressive example of the collaboration required to make the maritime and logistics sectors greener.

“Our dedicated and stringent work to reduce our impact on the environment has seen several measurable successes in recent years, and this is the next innovative step as we work towards our goals.

“We have long advocated that reducing road miles is key to tackling climate change, but this can only be achieved by offering sustainable alternatives and choosing ports closer to end destinations.”

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