Shipping firm Allseas Global Logistics which has established a successful freight link between Liverpool and China is one of three new members of the Liverpool China Partnership. Tony McDonough reports
A leading shipping firm that has established a successful cargo link between China and the Port of Liverpool is one of three new members of the Liverpool China Partnership (LCP).
LCP was established in 2014 off the back of the International Festival for Business. It was set up to create and facilitate business opportunities between China and the UK and to maximise the potential for incoming Chinese investment.
Now Allseas Global Logistics, The University of Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) and The Liverpool Institute of Performing Art (LIPA) have all joined as LCP ends 2021 on a high note.
Allseas Global Logistics currently operate several containerised and breakbulk cargo routes from Shanghai, Shenzhen and Ningbo in China to Liverpool. The service has been so successful it has now added an inland rail link at the Port of Liverpool.
The addition of Liverpool Confucius Institute and LIPA further amplifies the partnership’s track record of harnessing leading providers of education in the city region. With these two world-renowned education providers joining, the partnership will be able to expand its reach across Chinese related education as well as the performing arts.
Paul Kallee-Grover, chair of LCP, said: “As a business, Liverpool China Partnership has had to evolve over the last few years to meet the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit and the ongoing fuel and truck driver shortages head on.
“As a result, we have employed a renewed focus on the growing logistics network within the city region and identified potential partners with existing relationships with China.
“This is why we are really pleased to welcome the likes of Allseas Global Logistics Ltd as one of our new members as it will be a fantastic asset to our other members who are exporters.
“It also means we can open up access and dialogue with our other key players across the city region, including the combined authority, local government and the port. Together we have a much stronger voice to make things happen on behalf of our members.”