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Over 7,500 jobs to be created in north-west shipping

Published: Friday, 10 June 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate opportunities may be interested to hear that over 7,500 new jobs look set to be created in the north-west over the next decade.

The positions, which are likely to include some graduate roles, will open as part of a development strategy for the Port of Liverpool and the nearby Manchester Ship Canal.

This investment strategy, provisionally called The Master Plan, will cost around £1 billion.

Gary Hodgson, managing director for the operating company Mersey Ports, told the Manchester Evening News that the investment will aid the whole area's economy.

"This is a great opportunity to link our water, road and rail networks," he said.

"The Master Plan will generate 7,500 jobs, not including haulage and other related industries, and will generate a significant improvement in the region's economic wealth."

According to the people behind the investment, cargo coming through Liverpool's port is set to double by 2030.

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