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Port Salford

Port Salford and A57 Road Improvement Scheme

Port Salford is a £138 million project with planning permission to develop the UK's first tri-modal (served by road, rail and short-sea shipping) inland port facility and distribution park on the Barton Strategic Site adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal.

Port Salford is a critical component of the Atlantic Gateway development, with Peel as the main private sector partner, and will provide a central North West distribution base to improve supply chains for businesses across the North West. It will enable direct barge access to the river terminal at the Port of Liverpool and will reduce the environmental impact of the terminal's expansion by reducing freight levels on road.

Port Salford will:

  • include a 153,000 sq. m. warehousing facility and will create the Port Salford National Import Centre which will enable specialist goods handling and redistribution;
  • generate some 3,858 gross permanent jobs; and
  • lower transportation costs for northern businesses which will improve competitiveness.


A57 Road Improvement Scheme- Enabling Port Salford

Work has started on a major road and highway improvement programme which will improve local transport connections, reduce congestion and help set up the development of phase one of Port Salford.

If you have any questions or comments about the A57 Road Improvement Scheme, please email portsalford@salford.gov.uk

A new multimodal freight terminal in Greater Manchester with road, rail and water access to international and domestic markets.