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Latitude: 53º 21'N
Longitude: 02º 54'W
Ownership: Associated British Ports
Contact name: Mr Paul Jervis, Port Manager
Address: Port Office, Garston, Liverpool, L19 2JW
Telephone no: 0151 427 5971
About GarstonGarston is the premier short-sea shipping port serving north-west England, serving the hinterland of Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and the north and west Midlands. On the north bank of the River Mersey, Garston is 10 km from Liverpool city centre and is situated directly adjacent to the A561, which links via the A562 and A5300 to the M56, M57 and M62, and the national motorway network.
Garston offers an efficient, comprehensive range of services and a flexible and experienced workforce capable of handling a comprehensive range of bulk and general products including steel, grain, animal feed, fertiliser, metals, timber, coal, industrial bulks, unit loads, project cargoes and heavy lifts.
The port handles 600,000 tonnes of cargo per annum, a range of dockside cranes from six to 30 tonnes' capacity that are ensured vessels are discharged with minimum delay, a certified 50-tonne weighbridge available for general use, an efficient, friendly, safe and environmentally sound operation, throughout the range of services offered, an 80 ha dock estate containing over 40,000 sq m of covered storage (including GAFTA/UKASTA and Soil Association-accredited bulk flat-stores), and 10 ha of land available for development; peace of mind with 24-hour CCTV and mobile security patrols monitoring the port estate;a variety of forklifts, bobcats and front-loading shovels
facilities for handling vessels of up to 8,500 dwt, providing 11.5 ha of water within three interconnected docks, and a 2.2 km linear quay.
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