Mumbai Maersk probes Felixstowe depths

The Mumbai Maersk has set a new record for the deepest draft vessel to call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. The 20,568teu vessel arrived on 11 November from Bremerhaven with a draft of 16.8 metres and sailed 24 hours later with a draft of 17.0 metres. In early October the port announced the completion of a £130m project to deepen the approaches to the port and its main container berths. [+]

Felixstowe digs deep for bigger ships

The Port of Felixstowe has completed a deepening programme for its main approach channel and berths 8 and 9 to improve access for the world’s largest container ships. The event was marked by the maiden call at the port of its namesake OOCL Felixstowe, the latest in a series of 24,188teu ... [+]

Felixstowe launches 5G project to cut crane downtime

Felixstowe has become the largest UK port to deploy 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Port of Felixstowe along with consortium members, Three UK, Blue Mesh Solutions and the University of Cambridge gained grant funding under the government 5G Testbeds and Trials programme for a project to prove ... [+]

Smooth sailing for Ever Ace

The Ever Ace, the world’s largest container ship, made its maiden call at in Felixstowe over the weekend of 11-12 September. The 24,000teu vessel arrived at the UK’s largest container port from Hamburg, having commenced its voyage at Qingdao, China in July. Felixstowe chief executive Chris Lewis, said: “We are delighted to welcome ... [+]

MPs join call for action over port chaos

The Chairs of two Commons select committees, International Trade and Transport, have written to their Secretaries of State calling for government intervention to tackle substantial disruption at UK container ports. Angus Brendan MacNeil MP and Huw Merriman MP called on the departments to examine the situation and intervene. In the letter, they ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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: ... [+]

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