Japanese shipping line NYK doubles Liverpool presence.
One of the world"s leading shipping lines is doubling its workforce in Liverpool. Japanese line NYK ? Nippon Yusen Kaisha ? is a $24bn company operating more than 770 ships and employing more than 50,000 people.
In Liverpool, it has increased staffing to almost 30 and taken extra space at its Port of Liverpool Building base, which will now be its UK centre for export customer services and inside sales.
NYK group Europe senior director John Webb said: ?We are delighted to be expanding our operations in a city and a building with such a fine maritime heritage.?
Inward investment group The Mersey Partnership (TMP) and regeneration body Liverpool Vision helped NYK"s expansion and Mr Webb added: ?The Mersey Partnership and Liverpool Vision have provided valuable support to us throughout the project, ensuring we have been able to consolidate our presence in Liverpool.?
TMP chief executive Lorraine Rogers, said: ?NYK is one of the world's leading maritime companies and their decision to invest in Liverpool rather than expand existing operations in other parts of the UK underlines the cost-competitiveness of the city region.?
Jim Gill, Liverpool Vision chief executive, added: ?NYK is another international company wanting to grow its base in Liverpool because of the strength of our maritime sector.
?The fact the company has chosen to expand its Liverpool operation is testament to the quality skills that the city can offer.?