I welcome the news that the Department for Transport has withdrawn its objection to turnaround cruise operations at the City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
This is a momentous decision which paves the way for Liverpool to have a turnaround cruise facility which will herald the return of major cruise liners to the city. This is a major breakthrough for Liverpool’s economy, bringing jobs and investment.
Praise must be given to Mayor Joe Anderson for his initiative and Shipping Minister Mike Penning for supporting the city.
This is an excellent example of the partnership between the city council and its MPs. We have lobbied Shipping Minister Mike Penning on this issue and I am delighted with this great result for Liverpool.
The statement from the Department for Transport can be found here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/statements/penning-20120522b/