Logistics firm SCH has agreed a multi-year lease with Peel Ports Group as part of an expansion of a car storage and transporter park at the Port of Liverpool.

The facility will increase in size from eight to 10 acres to deal with growing demand for the processing of vehicles at the site.

The new transit hub continues a long-term partnership between the port and SCH and increases the volumes being processed from Europe and the US.

Newly manufactured vehicles arrive at the port on a ro-ro vessel, before SCH staff unload and store the cars at the new 2.3 acre hub prior to onward delivery by car manufacturers’ transporter fleets to customers via their dealer network.

Phil Hall, Mersey port director at Peel Ports Group, said: “This substantial investment again demonstrates the credentials of the Port of Liverpool in handling finished vehicles.

“It’s great to see one of our customers continue to expand its operations in the North West and we look forward to working closely with SCH on this project in the coming years.”