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New Year, new yard for Felixstowe

[ January 12, 2018   //   ]

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling pressed the button at a ground-breaking ceremony on 11 January to get the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. About 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 and the work will include the reclamation of 3.2 hectares of seabed.

Clemence Cheng, port chief executive and executive director of Felixstowe owner, Hutchison Ports, added:

“Berths 8&9 were the first berths in the UK built to accommodate the latest class of ultra-large container vessels. The creation of additional container storage will allow us to optimise container handling operations between the berth and its supporting yard and further enhance the service we offer to our customers.”

The yard will add 18,000teu of storage capacity to the 130,000teu already available at the UK’s largest container port.

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