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Inchcape Shipping Services (UK) being a fully owned subsidiary of the ISS Group, has had a presence in the UK for more than 150 years and is today one the country’s leading independent port agency companies. Today, ISS has its own strategically positioned UK network with the ability to provide a high quality service throughout the UK and Ireland. We serve a diverse sector of trades including: Cruise, Dry Bulk, Naval, Ro-Ro, Tanker, General and Project Cargoes.


The Port of Liverpool & Manchester Ship Canal are owned by Peel Ports. Traditionally Liverpool was seen as Britain's main Liner route with North America, however it has now expanded into other global routes/trades and now serves more than 100+ non-EU destinations from China to India, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and South America.


Liverpool is the UK's leading gateway for imports of grain and animal feed, for the export of recycled metal and the movement of freight between Britain and Ireland. Other commodities on the 1,200 acres of operational docks on both banks of the River Mersey include timber and forest products – some of it delivered on daily trains from Germany and Italy via the Channel Tunnel. Approx 11M Tons of crude oil at Shell's Stanlow Refinery, imports of coal amounting 3M Tons a year, 1M Tons edible oils and fats, cocoa, steel, copper, aluminium and other metals, granite, chemicals and general cargo.


Liverpool is planning a second container terminal at a cost of $150M capable to simultaneously accommodate two of the new generation post-Panamax container ships. The new facility will double Liverpool's container capacity to nearly 1.5M Teus.


The cruise trade has developed with the official opening in late 2007 of a new cruise terminal, enabling the largest ships to berth alongside Liverpool's iconic pier head.


Benefits of using Inchcape Shipping Services Mersey:


  • Global agent with a well coordinated network of offices and sub agents
  • Financially secure and stable
  • Local knowledge and expertise
  • Local Port information/Conditions
  • Suggestions on alternate competitive ports
  • Quality ISO9002 registered, audited by LRQA
  • Consistent & Relevant reporting
  • Single point of contact for multi-port business
  • Stringent and prompt DA control and turnaround.
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