It has been confirmed that £46.6m of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund will be directed to Merseyside to help the city’s ambitions to develop a ‘SuperPort’.
The vision for the “SuperPort” is to bring together and integrate the strengths of the Ports, Airport and Freight Community to create a ‘SuperPort’ for freight and passenger operations within the Liverpool City Region that will become a key driver of its economy.
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership will put the funding towards transport schemes that directly support its plans to become a northern logistics hub.
The investment will complement current plans that aim to double the city’s annual container handling capacity, as Peels Ports look to develop a £10bn deep sea container port called “Liverpool2”.
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