Mersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseysideMersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseyside

Supply Chains

Liverpool and its surrounding areas has one of the broadest and most dynamic maritime clusters in the world. Our job is to harness that expertise and ensure, wherever possible, that the businesses we work with build their supply chains locally, adding wealth and jobs to the local economy and facilitating industry growth.

Key Drivers For Growth

The Liverpool City Region is one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, with Maritime (under the wider Superport Liverpool umbrella) recognised as one of four key drivers for growth. Major projects set to transform the region’s maritime sector landscape include:

Liverpool2 – Peel Group’s new £300m deep water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool, due to open in late 2015.

The Mersey Gateway – a new £600m six lane toll bridge over the River Mersey at Halton which, when it opens in autumn 2017, will ease congestion and speed up access to and from the Port of Liverpool

Maritime Knowledge Hub – a £20m collaboration between Mersey Maritime, Liverpool John Moores University, Peel Group and Wirral Council

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CREATING NETWORKS TO BUILD SUPPLY CHAINS

As part of our work Mersey Maritime organises and runs regular events designed to bring our industry together. These include:

Face-2-Face, our flagship business network meeting that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month

Testimonials

Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We decided to upgrade our membership to the Executive Club this year because that’s where we need to be: fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP