Posted on December 24, 2020
The Port of Liverpool believes it is positioned for global growth as it prepares to accommodate Maersk and MSC’s TA2 transatlantic service on its inaugural call into Liverpool2.
Jointly known as the 2m Alliance, the weekly service connects the North European ports of Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Le Havre and Liverpool to US East Coast ports of Newark, Baltimore, Norfolk and Savannah.
The service will arrive into Liverpool2 at the time when the terminal is seeing continued investment and expansion to facilitate an increasing number of volumes and services.
Port owner Peel Ports Group and global entity Terminal Investment Limited’s (TiL) multimillion-pound spend will support increased capacity and demand for container imports and exports.
David Huck, managing director of group ports at Peel Ports Group, said: “We have been working closely with The 2M Alliance over the last few months to accommodate its TA2 transatlantic service at the Port of Liverpool and expand our transatlantic offering.
“By choosing to re-route the service to Liverpool, the 2M alliance will be able to take advantage of our strategic location, hinterland connectivity and a closer proximity to UK import and export markets, reducing cost, carbon and congestion.”
Huck added: “While a Brexit trade deal is yet to be reached, we have ensured we have continued to invest in our people, processes and technologies and last month embarked on a major recruitment drive across Merseyside, ensuring we keep the supply of vital goods flowing across the UK.
“By working with Maersk and MSC on their TA2 service, we hope to encourage more services to the Port of Liverpool, helping alleviate some of the pinch points on supply chains, which have previously relied on Southern ports, and help build supply chain resiliency, which will become more important than ever before as we reach the end of the Brexit transition period.”