Myanmar Trade Delegation Visits Portia and the Port of Liverpool

Portia and Peel Ports were delighted to host a trade delegation from Myanmar to the Port of Liverpool yesterday. The Delegation is in the UK as part of a week long-trade mission and was headed by U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and also included Banyar Aung from KTSL, Portia’s partner in the TMT Terminal Operations contract in Yangon Port, Myanmar.

Colin Jones (Portia’s General Manager) hosted the group on a Port Tour (including the new on-river container terminal).David Huck (Peel’s Port Director) formally welcomed the delegation with an exchange of gifts.

Stephen Carr (Peel’s Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning) delivered an interesting and well-received presentation on recent developments within the Port of Liverpool and Peel Ports.

River trade is something that can be further developed in Myanmar and so the delegation were particularly interested in the growth of waterborne traffics between the Port of Liverpool and the Manchester Ship Canal (MSC) as part of an innovative “green-highway”, servicing expanding port-centric warehousing and logistics facilities around multi-modal terminals on the MSC.