My apologies if this has been discussed before, but todays Guardian carried an article about the so-called 'Costa Metallica' at Langton Dock. Apparantly, this mountain of scrap metal has resulted in a travel company- TUI Travel- withdrawing a programme of 30 cruises from Liverpool after a couple of trials because the tourists didn't approve of the surroundings at Langton ie. the huge mound of scrap metal, when they disembarked, meaning a loss of ?4.5m in port fees. According to the travel company, they can't use the Pier Head because it doesn't have any customs or immigration facilities, they are only provided by Peel at Langton Dock. What does everyone think? Why hasn't the Pier Head got customs and immigration facilities?