Freight ferries to Northern Ireland from Liverpool Birkenhead
Birkenhead port is located in North West England, in close proximity to Liverpool and connected to the River Mersey.
The Twelve Quays Terminal, found off Tower Road, was opened in 2002 at a cost of £25m and is used for transporting passengers and freight between Merseyside and Belfast in Northen Ireland. The Birkenhead crossing currently runs year round with a choice of day or night sailings. Owned by Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, the terminal replaces facilities at Brocklebank and Canada docks at Liverpool and reduces the journey time to Ireland by 90 minutes.
Twelve Quays also has a floating landing stage in the river that can take two ro-ro ferries at the same time. The terminal provides vehicle parking space on the site of the former Wallasey Dock.
Facilites at the port include a ticket office, toilets, baby changing facilities, refreshment area, pay and display car park, pay phones, disability assistance and free Wi-Fi.
The most conveniently located truckstop is the Formula Services truckstop (CH65 4LB) who are the proud winners of the truck stop of the year 2018. They have a wide range of facilities on offer such as free bike rental, meeting rooms, lounge rooms, laundry services, truck washing, 24hr fuel services, a fitness room, self service kitchen and a cafe along with shower rooms and toilets of course.
Being fairly central to the city there are many shops, petrol stations, and hotels all just minutes from the ferry terminal itself.