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Peel Ports


Already established as Britain’s second largest group of ports, Peel Ports plays a major role in getting freight off our roads, with five major gateways strategically located around the UK.

The Peel Group and its partner Rreef's interests in Peel Ports comprise:

Port of Liverpool

The Port of Liverpool is one of the busiest and most diverse ports in the UK handling over 30 million tonnes of cargo every year and serves more than 100 destinations around the world.

A £350 million deep water container terminal with the ability to accommodate some of the world’s larger container ships, Liverpool2 will transform global supply routes into and out of the UK and double the current container capacity of the Port of Liverpool.

Manchester Ship Canal

The 36-mile long Manchester Ship Canal currently handles seven million tonnes of cargo per annum. The Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal now operate 'as one' integrated waterway providing a truly multimodal solution to the heart of the UK population, significantly reducing congestion on major UK road and rail networks.

Heysham Port

Heysham Port in Lancashire is a major player in trade between Britain and Ireland and serves as a ferry terminal for sailings to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland and is a major offshore supply base for one of the largest gas fields in the UK.

Medway Ports

The 27 navigable miles of the River Medway in Kent provide a gateway to the nation’s capital. Its diverse list of cargoes includes cars, forest products, liquefied natural gas and steel. The Port of Sheerness is ideally located to provide a base for the North Sea offshore energy industry.

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Clydeport consists of four ports – Hunterston, Greenock, King George V Dock and Ardrossan. They handle more than 12 million tonnes of cargo a year including coal, animal feed, fresh produce and scrap metal. Ardrossan provides a roll-on roll-off ferry service to the Scottish Isles.

Ireland & Shipping

Peel Ports operates container terminals in Belfast and Dublin, that are connected to Europe and the UK by our short sea shipping lines BG Freight and Coastal Container Line.

Cammell Laird & A&P

Peel Ports is a joint venture partner in Cammell Laird and A&P which are port-based specialist commercial repair/upgrade, conversion, heavy fabrication/engineering and military refit businesses.

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Peel Ports handles 65 million tonnes of cargo every year - and this figure is still growing


Peel Ports website

Liverpool 2 website