Liverpool 2 will enable the container handling capacity at the Port of Liverpool to be doubled from 750,000 teu to 1.5million teu per annum.
The project will create 408 direct jobs and 4,631 indirect jobs, 3,278 of which will be in Merseyside districts. The indirect jobs are in activities totally dependent on the new port terminal - such as warehousing and HGV driving jobs. It is regarded as a crucial project by local partners in Atlantic Gateway and as part of the Superport partnership.
The project will create a new quay wall some 854 metres long from the South West corner of the Royal Seaforth Dock and the formation (including dredging) of a berthing pocket on the seaward side of the wall. The project will also extend the Bootle Northern outflow sewer and create a new public footpath to the Northern extent of the Port. There are proposals for local environmental projects to be funded through the Community Environment Fund – a key part of the "Adapting the Landscape" initiative.
The new container terminal facility is scheduled to be completed by 2014.