Speaker Richard Thomas.
Is this where the Liverpool Manchester rivalry began? Built to avoid the very high cost of moving goods from Liverpool Docks to Manchester; so successful that at one time Manchester was for a time the 3rd largest and busiest port in the UK. Home of the Manchester Liners, one could sail from the middle of Manchester to Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and via the great lakes, to Detroit and Chicago. Richard will take us through its history and plans to for development of new wharves to handle 100,000 containers per annum.