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Felixstowe welcomes Egypt delegation

Egyptian Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Kamel Elwazer paid a visit to the Port of Felixstowe, accompanied by Egyptian Ambassador to the UK Sherif Kamel and a delegation from the Ministry of Transport. The Minister was given a demonstration of the latest remote controlled yard cranes and the first two automated tractor units working at the UK’s largest container port. Felixstowe owner Hutchison Ports has been operating the Alexandria International Container Terminal ... [+]

Felixstowe unveils terminal truck of the future

The port of Felixstowe says it may be the first in Europe to introduce autonomous terminal tractor units into mixed traffic container terminal operations, with the first two Westwell battery-powered vehicles.The trucks use a digital map loaded into a fleet management system that controls navigation around the port combined with ... [+]

Hydrogen hub for Felixstowe?

ScottishPower and Hutchison Ports are exploring the opportunity to develop, build and operate a green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe. Plans are being developed to use green hydrogen for onshore purposes, such as road, rail and industrial use, with the potential to create liquid forms, such as ... [+]

TEU records tumble in Felixstowe

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has broken its own record for the most containers handled on a single ship for the third time in two months with 27,961teu on the MSC Amelia which sailed from the port on 8 March. The previous record was 25,852teu on the Moscow Maersk the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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