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  1. 27 April 2017


    The Canal & River Trust is searching for an operator to run a trip boat and water taxi business in Liverpool’s historic South Docks.
    The business will have a high profile mooring based in Salthouse Dock and will give visitors an exciting opportunity to take to the water, experiencing the South Docks from a completely different perspective.

    The Trust is interested in hearing from professional operators who can bring new and exciting ideas to the waterspace. There are numerous boating options available in addition to the watertaxi service, including but not limited to tourist trips, private hire and events for community groups and businesses.

    The successful operator will have the benefit of being close to the restaurants and bars of Albert Dock, the corporate and leisure events held at the ECHO Arena, Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool, and other significant tourist attractions.

    Chantelle Seaborn, North West waterway manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “Millions of people visit Liverpool’s docks every year and we want to see them on the water enjoying the views from a completely different perspective. I’m looking forward to seeing innovative proposals that will bring high quality tours to the prestigious Liverpool Docks. Trip boats and water taxis will bring something special to the waterspace and be an attraction in their own right to bring people to Liverpool.”
    The Trust is seeking expressions of interest by 21 July 2017. Interested parties may be required to enter in to a formal tender process thereafter. More information, including a copy of the marketing particulars, can be found here:

    Any queries should be directed to


    For further media requests please contact:
    Fran Read, national press officer, Canal & River Trust
    m 07796 610 427 e

  2. 26 April 2017


    Following feedback from boaters the Canal & River Trust is reinstating an option for boat licences to be renewed automatically after the charity carried out a drive to make sure its customer information was correct.

    Licences which are due to start on the 1 June 2017 will fall into this process if applicable.

    Boaters will need to make sure their licence details are up-to-date and can make any amendments at the Trust’s licensing website here.

    The Trust will continue to send a notice of renewal each year so boaters can check their licence details are correct. The renewal will also advise if any details are no longer valid and give boaters the option to opt out if a licence is no longer required. The Trust will also send boaters a message if the licence was unable to be auto-renewed.

    Amanda Crosland, business support & licensing manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “The option to auto-renew will mean there’s one less task for boaters to worry about. They won’t need to fill out the same form every year. We’re always looking for ways to make things easier for boaters and would love to hear any further suggestions.”


    For further media requests please contact:
    Fran Read, national press officer, Canal & River Trust
    m 07796 610 427 e

    Fran Read
    National Press Officer

    M 07796 610 427
    Canal & River Trust, Toll House, Delamere Terrace, London, W2 6ND
    Twitter: @CRTComms