UK shippers opt for Liverpool to avoid congestion and scare haulage capacity at southern ports

October 10, 2018 Gavin van Marle

Increasing numbers of UK shippers are switching their container import gateway from the congestion of Southampton and Felixstowe to Liverpool.
According to freight forwarders and importers, the Mersey port’s enlarged terminal capacity since it opened its deepwater Liverpool2 terminal in late 2016 has meant an absence of demurrage and detention charges, as well as faster truck turnaround times and available haulage.
These factors have been thrown into sharp focus since the congestion issues ...

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