Port of Liverpool expands steel terminal amid demand

Peel Ports Group says it will extend its steel and metals terminal in response to strong growth in customer demand at the Port of Liverpool.

The UK’s second-largest port operator began construction of the 20,000-square foot extended warehouse at its North 3 Canada Dock in 2023. Its investment comes as the Port of Liverpool enjoyed one of its busiest months for steel volumes in September, with more than 75,000 tonnes handled across the port and Birkenhead Docks.

This was the port’s busiest month for steel in more than two years, when 93,000t were handled at the site in July 2021.

An initial 8,000 square feet of the newly created warehouse space is already in use. A second phase of construction work to build an extra 12,000 square feet of the terminal is ongoing and scheduled to be completed in December.

“We’re really pleased to have seen such an increase in demand for steel handling at our port in recent months,” Peel Ports Group Mersey Ports Director Phil Hall says in a note seen by Kallanish. “This positive news led to us choosing to increase the size of our facility, which offers customers the chance to expand their capacity, as well as improving our handling facilities at the port.”

Adam Smith Poland