WORK HAS FINALLY STARTED ON LIVERPOOL’S CRUISE LINER TERMINAL – AND JOE ANDERSON HAS BEEN TO VISIT THE SITE TO SEE HOW WORK IS GETTING ONJanuary 14, 2014
Joe has led the campaign to bring cruise liners back to Liverpool. That campaign has now resulted in work starting at the pier head on a new temporary facility, which will allow cruises to start and finish from the Pier Head from the end of May.
Every ship that comes into Liverpool brings in thousands of passengers and crew. Each vessel is estimated to be worth £1million to the local economy.
Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool’s maritime history is long and proud. We are a city built on ships. And I think ships play a huge part in our future.”
“I remember the days when ships used to line up along the Mersey, waiting to dock in Liverpool.”
“I want to bring those days back.”
“Liverpool has a unique offer to make as a premier international destination for major cruises.”
“Every ship is worth £1million to our economy. If we can attract 30 ships a year, then the benefits in jobs and investment will be massive.”
“When a ship docks, our hotels will fill up, our restaurants will do business, our cafes and bars will be packed.”
“This is a massive win for Liverpool.”