Port of Garston

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PORT OF GARSTON Latitude and Longitude:

53°21′04″N 2°54′25″W / 53.351°N 2.907°W / 53.351; -2.907

Garston Docks, Liverpool, 1962

The Port of Garston, also known as Garston Docks is a group of docks on the River Mersey at Garston, Liverpool, England. It is operated by Associated British Ports.

History

Garston Dock was originally set up by the St. Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway Company in June 1853. It contains Old Dock, North Dock and Stalbridge Dock.

By 1936 the 3 docks had 28.5 acres (11.5 ha) of water, 70 miles (110 km) of sidings, 80 acres (32 ha) of storage and dealt with about two million tons of goods a year. [1]

Present day

Stalbridge Dock, January 2020

The present facility covers 65 acres and handles over 500,000 tonnes of freight each year. The port has facilities for handling scrap metal, cement, steel, dry bulks and general cargo. [2] Between 2016 & 2017, ABP spent several million pounds upgrading the port, investing £3 million on new lock gates, £2.2 million on sheds and buildings and £1.8 million on a new crane. [3]

References

  1. ^ Railway Magazine December 1936 LMS advert
  2. ^ "Garston - Associated British Ports". www.abports.co.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ Houghton, Alistair (2 April 2017). "What is the Port of Garston and what does it do?". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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