The Port of Liverpool, part of Peel Ports, has been praised for the efficient way it handled a new primary metals commodity, and was ranked alongside the most experienced ports in Europe.
For more than 20 years, Scale Distribution has been part of the London Metal Exchange physical warehousing regime and in 2014, it formed an alliance in Liverpool with the Istim Group, US, who offer LME warehousing movements in Europe, the US and Asia.
After a recent shipment to Liverpool of 8,000 tonnes from St Petersburg, Russia, Dave Day, from Scale Distribution, said in December: “Peel Ports has set a new benchmark with us with its primary metals service, which compares favourably with Rotterdam and Antwerp.
“The primary metal produce, ship owner and trader we worked with all acknowledged the excellent discharge rates, vessel turnaround and delivery performance. That can only happen with great teamwork.”
Phil Burket, steel and metals sales manager at the port of Liverpool, said: “As a new commodity, it was critical that we worked collectively with our customer to ensure the most efficient handling and discharge of this cargo.
“We were able to put in place robust handling procedures and discharging techniques which have delivered consistently high productivity figures which are equal to, if not better than the most experienced ports across the world who handle such commodities.”