A tri-modal inland port facility and distribution park
Port Salford will be a National Import Centre where goods will arrive by water and rail to be distributed to local centres by rail and road. The development site totals 160 acres (65 hectares) and is bounded by the Manchester Ship Canal. The site is approximately 1 mile way from Junction 11 of the M60, Manchester's orbital motorway.
The site will be connected to the Manchester/Liverpool railway line, which is linked to the West Coast Main Line, enabling freight trains to access both the wareousing and container terminal. The terminal will benefit from berths on the Manchester Ship Canal enabling ships of 500 TEU capacity to load and discharge at the site.
Port Salford will be a m,ulti-modal freight terminal and will offer warehouse occupants a full range of freight options at one integrated facility. Planning permission has been granted for approximately 1.7 million sq. st. (157,936 sq. m.) of rail-served distribution warehousing, rail link and sidings and intermodal and ancillary facilities including a canal quay.
Port Salford is a key project in the Atlantic Gateway strategy, part of which aims to stimulate traffic flows for northern markets through the Port of Liverpool. This significantly reduces the cost of import and export for northern companies and consumers. By utilising the Port of Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal and Port Salford instead of southern ports, over 150 million road miles could be saved realising a significant congestion benefit and carbon saving of 80 million kilograms per annum.
Port Salford is situated in a superb location close to the M60 and M62 motorways offering easy access to the North West and the remainder of the UK-wide motorway network.
Port Salford also benefits from rail access to the West Coast Main Line and direct access to the Manchester Ship Canal further enhancing the appeal for distrbution companies to be located there.