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 5G’s capabilities in a busy port environment. Six quay cranes are being fitted with IoT Sensors to understand the stresses and ... [+]

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: ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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