“Did you know that 90% of deep sea containers enter the UK via southern ports, and that 60% of those containers are destined for locations which are closer to the Port of Liverpool?
“Hundreds of road miles are being wasted transporting cargo up and down the UK every day, putting pressure on our road networks, increasing carbon emissions and adding unnecessary costs to supply chains”.
He adds news of the Cargo200 initiative – see an earlier post.150 key businesses pledged to switch more freight to the Port of Liverpool (below), the most central port in the UK, 92 miles away from Scotland’s main cargo destinations and 37 miles away from Manchester.
Connecting global markets to the heart of the UK – utilising ports, inland waterways and rail connections
As Mike Dwan points out: “shipping cargo closer to its end destination saves cost and carbon . . . Efficiency and sustainability lie at the heart of the Cargo200 initiative. We are already gaining a lot of support and momentum for this new development from UK-wide companies who are looking for an alternative to the heavily congested Southern Ports . . . and reducing both door-to-door costs and in most cases, their carbon footprint”.
The long-term objectives are offering direct connectivity between their global markets and the Port of Liverpool, taking them closer to their end destinations, utilising our extensive network of ports, inland waterways and rail connections to reduce costs, carbon emissions and congestion resulting from inland transportation.