Felixstowe link restores pre-pandemic service at iPort

Doncaster inland terminal iPort has added a sixth daily train service, to and from Felixstowe, bringing the terminal back up to pre-pandemic service levels. The new overnight service will operate six days a week and brings the number of daily services between iPort Rail and the port up to three. As ports around the country have seen an uptick in activity as the volume of containers coming into the UK increases, iPort ... [+]

Felixstowe takes precautions to keep cargo moving

The Port of Felixstowe says there are currently no delays for cargo and that it will do everything to ensure it remains open throughout the corona virus crisis. It has established a Coronavirus Steering Group to oversee and direct its response and has increased cleaning arrangements including at haulier check-in and ... [+]

Train number five for iPort

A fifth train has been introduced between the iPort Rail inland port and Doncaster to Felixstowe, operating five days a week. It joins the existing Felixstowe route, as well as two daily services to Teesport and one to Southampton. iPort Rail was opened in September 2018, and is part of the 800-acre ... [+]

Robot RTGs arrive in Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first remote-controlled Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs). The four electric-powered cranes were built by ZPMC in Shanghai and are the first of eight similar machines to be delivered over the next few weeks. The port also has two remote controlled ship-to-shore gantry ... [+]

Felixstowe boss signs Women in Maritime pledge

Hutchison executive director, Clemence Cheng met with Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani today (8 March) - International Women's Day - to confirm the Felixstowe operator’s support for the Women in Maritime initiative. Speaking after a ceremonial signing of the Women in Maritime pledge in the House of Commons Library, Mr Cheng said: ... [+]

Felixstowe to boost DFDS capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS said on 21 January that they had agreed to increase ro ro capacity at the UK port by over 40% including a new linkspan, tractor units and 300 additional trailer parking. The port’s chief executive Clemence Cheng, said the investment was driven by long-term confidence ... [+]

Felixstowe rail upgrade on track

Network Rail says it is “a matter of months” from completing the Felixstowe capacity enhancement scheme. Engineers have installed 2,300 sleepers along with ballast, the stones that form the track bed, ready for the start of the installation of 1.4km track in the coming months. The work will allow up ... [+]

Indian subcont service swaps Felixstowe for London Gateway

MSC and its VSA partners in the IPAK service to and from the Indian subcontinent are to suspend the service’s Felixstowe call on and replace it with London Gateway from 9 September. It follows problems with a new IT system at the Suffolk port. [+]

Horse bridge for Felixstowe line

Network Rail has made a small but crucial breakthrough in its plan to increase capacity on the Felixstowe branch line – it has secured permission to build a new bridleway bridge across the line. As part of a £60.4m investment, Network Rail has already begun work to upgrade the branch line, building ... [+]

No end to Felixstowe misery, says BIFA

BIFA director general Robert Keen said on 8 August that members still face significant problems at the port of Felixstowe despite a statement by the owners that its recently introduced new terminal operating system is now ‘stable’. He said that shipping lines continue to cancel calls or operating a cut-and-run policy, ... [+]

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