Peel Ports’ Liverpool2 project reached another key milestone with BG Freight announcing a new schedule increasing the frequency of its services in the Irish Sea routes in early November 2015.

The changes, in response to the creation of Liverpool2 and customer demand, involve the deployment of an additional ship, allowing customers in Scotland and Ireland to benefit from deep sea vessels calling at Liverpool2 through an integrated approach to short sea shipping and cargo handling.

Liverpool2, which opens later this year, will double the capacity of the Port of Liverpool and allow it to handle some of the largest container ships in the world.

The new service, which began in late October, will allow end users and shippers to benefit from the economies of scale provided by Liverpool2 with connections/shipping and port stevedoring all handled by Peel Ports Group across Irish Sea Hub locations

The Manchester Ship Canal service has been extended to three sailings per week. In addition there is a fixed weekly return call from Liverpool to Ellesmere Port.

The frequency between Liverpool and Dublin has also been upgraded to twice weekly, as has the Liverpool-Belfast route and a new route from Dublin to Greenock.

The schedule of Phoenix II, which has a capacity of 658TEUs, is Monday – Dublin, Tuesday/ Wednesday – Belfast, Thursday /Friday – Greenock, Friday – Dublin Saturday/Sunday – Liverpool.

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