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Peel Ports Group - Manchester Ship Canal

In 1894, after six years of construction, the Manchester Ship Canal was opened by HM Queen Victoria. It immediately became the largest river navigation canal in the world. A shining example of Victorian engineering, it spearheaded deep-sea shipping to the heart of Manchester. This sparked an industrial community locally and throughout the nation; this led to the Port of Manchester becoming Britain’s third busiest port.

Today as part of Peel Ports, the Canal is thriving. Already a vibrant trading hub for bulk liquids and dry bulk cargo with 7.5 million tonnes passing through its waters each year, it now forms part of an innovative carbon efficient waterway. Our work in revitalising the Manchester Ship Canal has been recognised through various awards.

  • Commodity Types
  • Agricultural Products
  • Construction Materials
  • Timber
  • Liquid Cargo
  • Metals
  • Project Cargo
  • Port-centric warehousing and logistics