I welcome the announcement from Peel Ports that Greenock Ocean Terminal is to double its business in 5 years. The recent investment in Liverpool has not gone unnoticed and I am delighted that Greenock remains a vital link in the supply chain.
The container terminal is an important trading route and crucial to the economy of Inverclyde.
This announcement should complement the City Deal investment of more than £14million being spent on expanding the quayside at the Ocean Terminal and building a state of the art visitor centre with car park.
The Clyde has for a long time been vital to Scotland’s interests abroad and with this announcement I am hopeful the future of trade and tourism in Inverclyde will continue to be an important economic driver for the area.