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Port of Liverpool is one of the Britain’s and Northern Europe’s major container ports. It is a system of enclosed docks on the Mersey River as well as facilities built around the Great Float on the west side of the river. It is also home to the United Kingdom's largest free zone, Liverpool Freeport, accommodated in more than 3 million square feet of warehousing. There are two companies operating the docks. Mersey Docks and Harbour Company operate the working docks and British Waterways operates docks located south of the Pier Head. In past, it was one of the most advanced port systems in the world and parts of it are a World Heritage Site.

Liverpool Port is the United Kingdom’s leading gateway for imports of grain and animal feed, as well as for the export of recycled metal and the movement of freight between Britain and Ireland. Other products that pass through the port are timber and forest products, crude oil, coal, edible oil, cocoa, steel, copper, aluminium and other metals, granite, chemicals and general cargo. It is as well the place of ferries crossing the Irish Sea heading towards the Ireland. The Port of Liverpool is fast becoming also a familiar landfall for cruise passengers as more and more lines offer glamour holidays at sea. In 1992 it was just three sailings, nowadays, it is more than 30.
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