New £70M Isle of Man ferry terminal in Liverpool set to open by end of June

   June 20, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The new GBP 70 million Isle of Man Ferry Terminal in Liverpool UK is anticipated to open by the end of June, according to the infrastructure minister. The Manx government’s project, which began in 2019, has faced delays and increased costs.

Minister Tim Crookall informed Tynwald members that the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is completing final works and conducting berthing trials at the facility. Although a specific date was not provided, Crookall expressed confidence that the terminal would be operational for passengers by the end of the month.

Located at the Princes Half Tide Dock, ~800 yards (730 meters) from the current terminal at Pier Head, the project was initially slated for completion in 2021. Crookall stated that the government-owned ferry firm is working towards an opening that coincides with the busy summer holiday period.

The facility has been finished according to the design and specifications agreed upon by the department and the Steam Packet Company. Remaining tasks include the installation of software and hardware, system checks, X-ray machines, signage, and other minor works, all of which are the responsibility of the ferry company.

Crookall emphasized that the decision to commence passenger services from the new terminal is operational and rests with the ferry company, which has committed to moving from the current linkspan by the end of the month.