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Logistics 2013: Mark Basnett

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Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership head of key sector growth explored the meaning of the SuperPort brand in Liverpool City Region and issued a passionate call to businesses to make the most of the …

Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership head of key sector growth explored the meaning of the SuperPort brand in Liverpool City Region and issued a passionate call to businesses to make the most of the opportunity it presents.

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  • 1. SUPERPORTThe Global Logistics Hub forNorthern UKMark Basnett
  • 2. UK Logistics Sector
  • 3. Why The Logistics Sector?UK• £61 billion pa• 83,000 vat registered companies• 1.3 million employeesNW• £6.2 billion pa• 10,000 vat registered companies• 137,000 employeesSource: ONS – Transport, Distribution and Storage
  • 4. Liverpool Region Logistics Sector• Sector worth £2.6 billion• 7% of City Region economic value• In almost 2,700 vat registered companies• Employing around 46,000 people• 6 major property deals in last 2 years –involving 2million sqft and over 2,000 jobs
  • 5. What is SUPERPORT?
  • 6. What is SUPERPORT?1. A unique cluster of logistics assets andcapabilities
  • 7. What is SUPERPORT?2. Port and Population Centric:Centrally located in the largest, mostdensely populated region of the UK outsideLondon – serving a population of 20 millionin just over 2 hours drive
  • 8. 20The UK’s Central Port Centric LocationAverage HGV Access Times Birmingham (Hams Hall) 2 hours Glasgow 5 hrs 15 Leeds 1 hr 40 Manchester 50 mins M4 Corridor / Slough 3 hrs 50 Nottingham 2 hrs 45 Central London 4 hrs 304.5 Hour HGV Households Population Felixstowe 12.7m 30,793,600 Liverpool 14.1m 33,753,400 Southampton 15.0m 36,179,300Source: East West Locations
  • 9. What is SUPERPORT?3. Over £1 billion investment in new logisticsinfrastructure, facilities and capacity overthe next 3 years including:Mersey Gateway: £600m new 6 lane toll bridgeover the River Mersey in Halton3MG: a multi modal, strategic rail freightinterchange development up to 3.5msqftInternational Trade Centre: based on Wirral WatersLiverpool2: £350m deep water container facility &5msqft of sites along Manchester Ship Canal
  • 10. Liverpool2• New £350m deepwater container facility•Capacity for two 13,500 teu vessels to berthat once (Current capacity 4,000 teus)•Able to handle 95% of the worlds containerfleet - including all post panamax vessels•Will double capacity and reduce reliance ontranshipment•Completion 2015•Transformational for Northern UK
  • 11. ECONOMY
  • 12. SUPERPORT and PANAMA CANAL
  • 13. SUPERPORT and Panama Canal•Cascading - Larger Vessels•Direct Services to Liverpool via Panama•Reduced costs / Improved performance•Markets: Latin America; South America;China; West Coast USA and Canada•40% of all UK trade with US via Liverpool –great potential for markets via Panama Canal
  • 14. What is SUPERPORT?4. A VisionAn AmbitionAn OpportunityA Prioritised Delivery Programme
  • 15. SUPERPORT Programmes1. Support major SUPERPORT Projects2. Champion Sustainable Port Access3. Secure Suitable Sites and Premises4. Skills5. Develop Supply Chain Network6. Promote SUPERPORT Logistics7. Promote International Trade
  • 16. SUPERPORT Programme1. Support major SUPERPORT Projects2. Champion Sustainable Port Access3. Secure Suitable Sites and Premises4. Skills5. Develop Supply Chain Network6. Promote SUPERPORT Logistics7. Promote International Trade
  • 17. Port Access - Road• ABIL Study mappedpotential freight impactsof port expansion• Significant (150m) netsaving in road milesoverall• Makes UK case for moreNW road investment atpinch points
  • 18. Port Access Activity• Developing a bid for TEN-T EuropeanFunding to support Port Access Study• Study to consider all key elements of surfacebased access to and from the Port – shortsea, canal, rail and road• Active engagement of DfT, Highways Agency,Sefton Council, LEP, Merseytravel etc• Evidence to Transport Select Committee
  • 19. SUPERPORT Priorities1. Support major SUPERPORT Projects2. Champion Sustainable Port Access3. Secure Suitable Sites and Premises4. Skills5. Develop Supply Chain Network6. Promote SUPERPORT Logistics7. Promote International Trade
  • 20. Sites & Premises Activity• Presentation of Logistics Business Case toproperty agents, LAs and developers• Working with all of these to bring forwardsites for market readiness• Developing funding streams – GrowingPlaces Fund, Chrysalis, RGF Gap Funding Bid• Developing the demand evidence base• Promotion to end users
  • 21. 44Business Growth Grant• £10 million RGF approved to provide expansiongrants to businesses• Minimum grant £50k and maximum £1m• Fund will be fully operational in summer 2013• Open to businesses creating and safeguardingjobs from:– St Helens– Sefton– Wirral– Knowsley– Halton– Liverpool * (subject to further BIS approval)
  • 22. 45Business Growth GrantFund Information• Grant Fund – Up to 25% assistance for SMEs• Fund capital equipment costs for businesses with expansionplans that will create (or safeguard) jobs• Programme needs £5 of additional investment for £1 of grantAccessing the Fund• Fund is administered by the LEP with LA Partners• Expressions of Interest now invited to enable businesses togive an early indication of their projects & intentions to apply• Full applications will be invited in Summer 2013• Businesses should work with the LEP and Local Authoritypartners to understand scheme criteria and the eligibility oftheir project
  • 23. 46Chrysalis• £30 million fund operating across Liverpool CityRegion, excluding Halton• Provision of repayable finance for property schemes– new or refurbished commercial floorspace(B1, B2, B8 uses)• Objective to deliver economic benefits and jobcreation opportunities• Fund can support up to a maximum of 50% of eligiblecosts• Approved state aid notification – therefore a range offlexibilities can be deployed to facilitate development
  • 24. 47ChrysalisAccessing the Fund• The LEP provides an advisory role to the Chrysalis fund• Chrysalis is currently open for new applications• The Fund is administered by the Igloo Consortium• Further details and an online application system can befound at http://www.chrysalisfund.co.uk• For further information on the Fund or eligibility ofpotential projects contact Iain Jenkinson(iain.jenkinson@gva.co.uk) or Georgina Singleton(Georgina.singleton@gva.co.uk)
  • 25. We are on the cusp of a profound, seismic shift in theway goods are moved in, out and around the UK.The trends of increased imports of consumer goodsfrom low cost economies, increased road transport costsand increased focus on more sustainable logistics forretailers and manufacturers, will drive business towardspopulation centric multi modal logistics locations.SUPERPORT is ideally placed to take advantage of thesetrends.SUPERPORT
  • 26. Thank you for Listening