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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, ... [+]

Forwarders to bear brunt of Felixstowe IT chaos

BIFA has warned that freight forwarders that suffered operational problems and incurred additional costs as a result of the disruption at the port of Felixstowe due to problems with a new IT system were unlikely to receive any compensation from the port’s owners. Director general Robert Keen said: “Having had a ... [+]

Felixstowe hit by IT woes

Shipping lines and freight forwarders are reporting continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe after teething problems hit a new terminal operating system. MSC said it was carrying out a diversion plan to minimise the impact on customers, while Cosco said it was divert vessels and cancelling calls in the Suffolk ... [+]

Chris Lewis is Mr Multimodal

Managing Director of DP World UK and Chief Executive Officer of London Gateway, Chris Lewis, was recognised as the Multimodal Personality of the Year at the FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham on 1 May. Lewis (pictured), who has worked in the container terminal industry for over 30 years, was recognised for ... [+]

Two more remote-control cranes for Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes. The two Chinese-built cranes, the 32nd and 33rd at the UK’s largest container port, can work vessels with containers stowed 11-high and 24-wide on deck. Instead of being in a cab 50 metres above ... [+]

Maersk cuts Asia port calls to boost reliability

Maersk Line has made changes to its Asia/Europe services which it ways will improve reliability and stability. Head of Europe trade Johan Sigsgaard said there would be longer buffers in schedules to deal with port congestion and weather conditions. “Forced port omissions disrupt cargo flows and impact our customers’ supply chains. ... [+]

Level crossing smash hits Felixstowe rail traffic

Container train services to and from Felixstowe are being disrupted after a Freightliner service from Birch Coppice near Birmingham hit a car at a level crossing on the branch to the port on 14 March. A Police spokesman said that the car driver sustained “life-changing injuries” in the accident. No one ... [+]

Manchester comes to Felixstowe

Maersk Line’s latest Triple-E vessel, the Manchester Maersk has made her maiden UK in Felixstowe. The 20,000teu ship and her sisters operate between Asia and Europe and are named after important cities in major Maersk markets. While the new ship is clearly far too big to get up the Manchester Ship ... [+]

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