Portia and the Port of Liverpool

Portia has grown out of the Port of Liverpool and has been headquartered there since 1978. Portia loves watching the Port of Liverpool grow, expand and innovate to meet the needs of today’s world.

One recent upgrade to the ports infrastructure has been a new multi-modal service between the Port of Liverpool and Freightliner’s Birmingham terminal, Launched by DKT Allseas. The service will complement DKT’s pioneering China Xpress liner service that has successfully launched earlier this year, linking the Port of Liverpool with Shanghai and Ningbo. The new train service runs five days a week and forms part of the China Xpress service evolution, moving from sea to land to provide a sustainable solution for cargo owners to get their goods to their end destination.

The rail service offers a fast and reliable alternative to road transport for its customers, at a time when road hauliers are struggling to source enough drivers to service the demand. David Huck, Managing Director at Port of Liverpool owner, Peel Ports, said: “We have worked with DKT Allseas since February this year and, since its inception, the China Xpress liner service has gone from strength to strength over a short period. We are delighted to see this new part of an established route positioning the Port of Liverpool as a viable call for Far East services.”