Access to the Port of Liverpool

Approximately £1 billion of investment in Liverpool City Region’s port and logistics assets  commenced in 2013 making it a leading location in the UK for logistics infrastructure investment and one of the most significant developments in the City Region’s recent history. This investment will deliver a transformation of the sector and significantly enhance the whole region’s attractiveness for retail and manufacturing logistics operations.

The growth in the Port of Liverpool will result in major increases in the volume of freight passing through the City Region. The City Region partners have recognised that transport access to and from the Port by a full range of modes is critical to achieving the economic benefits associated with the growth of the Port. To maximise the economic benefit of this investment the City Region has committed to improve access to the Port of Liverpool by rail, road and water to meet the transport demands of the expanding Port and it was included as an important element of the City Region Deal agreed with Government in 2012.

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Port Access Steering Group was established to support the Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership and the delivery of the LCR City Region Deal commitment to address transport access to the Port of Liverpool in support of the wider Superport proposals.

 A work programme has been developed, identifying potential interventions, timescales and responsibilities. A summary of current progress is available in the January 2017 Progress Update.

For further information please contact – Stephen Birch, Team Manager, Strategic Transport Planning and Investment, Sefton Council on 0151 934 4225/ stephen.birch@sefton.gov.uk