United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert Wood Johnson, visited Port of Liverpool on 11 February in order to discuss commercial opportunities.
Johnson was making his first trip to the UK’s only west-facing deep-sea container terminal, where he was joined by several leading companies already involved in trade with North America.
Ambassador Johnson said:
“President Trump is committed to striking a broad, comprehensive free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. Cutting-edge deep water ports like Liverpool2 will be the gateway for the increased trade, investment and jobs this agreement will bring both our countries.”
The visit comes days after the UK Government launched its consultation setting out its vision for Freeports. The consultation’s findings will determine which locations could become Freeports at the end of this year, with a view to those sites being open for business in 2021.
The visit was also attended by food and agricultural goods manufacturer Cargills, agricultural bulks distributor ADM, shipping services provider Jenkins Group and shipping line ACL.