Felixstowe activity at a glance

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has launched a new customer information platform, OCEAN (Online Container Enquiry Analytics Notifications). It allows port users to track up to 200 containers simultaneously and can give estimated and actual vessel arrival times and when containers are landed, cleared for collection, booked to road or rail haulage and time of departure from the port. A dashboard provides a range of at-a-glance terminal status reports such as ... [+]

Rail route to Felixstowe set for upgrade

Network Rail has unveiled plans to increase capacity on the branch line between Ipswich and the port of Felixstowe. The £58million project will allow the number of trains serving the UK’s busiest container port to increase from 33 to 45 a day late 2019. Work on the project, which will include ... [+]

Felixstowe workers vote for strike

Port of Felixstowe workers voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute over changes to bonus payments on 9 September, the BBC reported. The Unite union, which says it covers 90% of the workforce, said an overwhelming majority voted for action but talks would be held at the conciliation ... [+]

70 million teu and counting…

The landmark container was loaded aboard the 13,800teu MSC Bettina by the UK Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin on 21 August driving a huge container crane under the guidance of one of the port’s crane driving instructors. Clemence Cheng, CEO of Felixstowe's owners, Hutchison Ports (UK), said: "Passing this ... [+]

Seafast is flexible in Felixstowe

The Seafast Group is to double the capacity of its Seafast Celsius temperature controlled handling facility at Felixstowe and will re-brand it Seafast Cold-Chain Logistics. The expanded facility, set to open in early September 2013, will continue to cater for multi-temperature cargoes, developing the company’s business in chilled and fresh produce, ... [+]

Felixstowe celebrates its 30th rail service

The Port of Felixstowe has added its 30th daily rail service, to Doncaster. The new route, operated by Freightliner, follows owners Hutchison Ports’ opening of a third rail terminal at the port in June 2013. Rail services at Felixstowe were given a further lift last week with the news that ... [+]

Royal occasion in Felixstowe

The Duke of York officially opened the Port of Felixstowe's new North Rail Terminal on 6 June. The £40 million investment in the new rail terminal is part of a scheme to increase capacity at the Felixstowe and allows trains of up to 35 wagons long. [+]

Top honours for Felixstowe

Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming visited the Port of Felixstowe on 20 May. He met the port’s senior management and toured facilities at the UK’s largest container port. The visit was also attended by Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong. Felixstowe is also the most important port for trade with ... [+]

Felixstowe drops buses for trains plan

The Port of Felixstowe appears to have abandoned a controversial plan to replace passenger trains on the local branch line with buses to free up freight paths. According to a report by the Ipswich Star, port’s suggestion appeared to have found no support with authorities drawing up plans for a ... [+]

Speeding through Nuneaton

Transport minister Simon Burns officially opened a new piece of railway designed to speed freight from Felixstowe to the Midlands on 14 November. A rail 'flyover' at Nuneaton will remove conflicts between freight and passenger trains at the vital junction and is part of a long-term investment programme on the ... [+]

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