City Region’s £1.8bn SuperPort Credentials Put On Show

Posted 30th April 2012
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ASSETS and investment opportunities in Liverpool City Region’s SuperPort are being showcased to a global audience next week. (1-3 May)

Development of SuperPort infrastructure is attracting £1.8bn of investment in new facilities with the potential to create 30,000 new local jobs by 2030, according to the City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP){1}

The LEP and key Partners including Peel Ports, property developers and Mersey Maritime, are promoting the area’s logistics infrastructure, and the compelling business case to locate in Liverpool City Region, at Multimodal 2012, the sector’s biggest annual UK gathering taking place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 1- 3 May.(

Mark Basnett; Executive Director for Key Growth Sectors at the City Region LEP, said:“We’re taking a strong message to this major event – that Liverpool City Region offers excellent, cost-effective, low carbon multi modal connectivity for UK and Ireland logistics operations. It’s a great opportunity, with our Partners, to present the City Region’s SuperPort credentials to our target audience. Exhibiting at Multimodal 2012 and hosting the opening seminar at the event, targeting the retail sector, will ensure we reach the right audience to set out the business case for Liverpool City Region.”

The Liverpool City Region seminar at the conference is entitled “SuperPort Centric Logistics – The Retailer’s Perspective” and will feature Shop Direct Group, Metro Shipping and Peel Ports to talk through SuperPort and the City Region’s credentials as a logistics hub.

Paul Miller, Director Inbound Logistics at Shop Direct Group, will speak at the seminar. He said: “Sophisticated supply chains are built on efficient and cost effective port and logistics assets and Liverpool and surrounding region has many of these to promote at Multimodal 2012.”