New rail tunnel to speed Felixstowe freight

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris officially opened the new Werrington Tunnel on 9 December. It will carry freight trains underneath the East Coast Main Line north of Peterborough and, as well as increasing capacity for freight services to and from Felixstowe, it will also reduce conflicts with passenger services. [+]

Felixstowe hits a century

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe said it had passed the cumulative 100 million teu mark since it handled its first container in the 1960s. The 100th million unit was loaded at Berth 8, the port’s newest facility and one of four capable of handling the world’s largest container ships. Commenting at a ... [+]

Suffolk ports think electric

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered 48 battery-powered terminal tractors and 17 remote controlled electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ReARTGs). The new two-wheel drive tractor units, from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries will be the first electric tractors in the port, while the ReARTGs, which will be fitted with the latest semi-automation technology, ... [+]

Felixstowe digs deep for next-generation boxships

Hutchison Ports has completed strengthening and dredging works to Berth 7 at its Felixstowe Trinity Terminal. Berth 7 – one of nine container berths - has been dredged from 15.0m to 16.5 metres below Chart Datum and the berth box widened from 55m to 70m. Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe chief executive, ... [+]

Felixstowe to be 5G test-bed

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has been selected as part of the Government’s 5G Trials and Testbeds Programme. It will be the largest UK port to deploy the technology. The £3.4 million project has received £1.6 million from the Government as part of 5G Create, a competition to support innovators ... [+]

Chris Lewis reboots his ports career

Former DP World UK chief executive Chris Lewis is re-entering the ports industry as Hutchison Ports UK, almost exactly a year after retiring. Reporting to managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe, Clemence Cheng, he joins the company at a critical time; operations at the port of Felixstowe have been badly ... [+]

Minister sees Felixstowe ro ro work at first hand

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has inspected ongoing work to upgrade ro ro facilities at the Port of Felixstowe in her first port visit of 2020 and the new government. The scheme, which is due to be completed before the end of the Brexit transition period, include the lengthening of No.3 Ro/Ro ... [+]

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