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  • 5 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe is celebrating the start of a new Transatlantic service which called at Britain’s largest container port on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The service which is operated by The New World Alliance Lines will serve N. Europe, the UK and a selection of US East Coast ports and Panama. The Americas Europe […]

  • 8 September 2008

    Project Updates – September 8, 2008 The Port of Felixstowe held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 1st to mark the formal commencement of the Felixstowe South Reconfiguration project. Performed by John Meredith, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Port Holdings, the ceremony was attended by a range of port customers and local dignitaries, as well as […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe on June 21. The call also marked the return of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to the UK’s largest container port after a 17-year absence. Commenting on the two events, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Britain’s Port of Felixstowe will now be able to accommodate two of the world’s largest containerships simultaneously with the latest extension of Berth 9, which has been officially put in operation today. This 190-metre extension increases significant capability of the port which has already handled more than eighty ships of 18,000+TEU in 2015. The quay length of the port’s […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe passed another milestone today (21 August 2013) when it handled the 70th million TEU since container operations began at the port in the mid-1960s. The landmark container was loaded aboard the 13,800-TEU MSC Bettina by the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, UK Secretary of State for Transport, driving a huge container […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, formally opens a new deep water shipping terminal. The new terminal which consists of two berths – Berths 8&9 – is the first stage of a £1 billion plus inward investment programme in Hutchison’s UK ports. Currently the Port of Felixstowe deals with over 40 […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), launched its Asian customer roadshow in Hong Kong last week. The guest-of-honour, Caroline Wilson, the newly appointed British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao, made her first public appearance in her new role at the event. Speaking at the event, Caroline Wilson said, “The […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe has received the prestigious ‘Best Container Terminal in Europe’ Award at the 27th Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (the AFSCAs). The award was presented to the Port at a glittering ceremony held in Beijing. Commenting on the award, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk, the largest container ship to call in North Europe so far, has made its maiden call at the UK’s Port of Felixstowe. Operated on the 2M NEU2 Asia to Europe service, the giant has arrived at the port with over 6,000 TEU for the UK loaded in China and Malaysia. […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe has handled four of the world’s largest container ships in 24 hours and become the first port in the UK to handle an 18,000 TEU vessel. The period of intense activity at the UK’s busiest container port began with the arrival of the 13,000 TEU MSC Capella, and included maiden calls […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Felixstowe has received consent from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for the extension of its newest container handling facility, Berths 8&9. The expansion marks yet another milestone to increase the port’s ability to berth the next generation of mega vessels. Commenting on the latest development at the port, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive […]

  • 28 September 2011

    The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, formally opens a new deep water shipping terminal. The new terminal which consists of two berths – Berths 8&9 – is the first stage of a £1 billion plus inward investment programme in Hutchison’s UK ports. Currently the Port of Felixstowe deals with over 40 per […]

  • 17 February 2014

    The Port of Felixstowe has received consent from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for the extension of its newest container handling facility, Berths 8 and 9. The expansion marks yet another milestone to increase the port’s ability to berth the next generation of mega vessels. Commenting on the latest development at the port, Clemence Cheng, […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Customers at the Port of Felixstowe are benefitting from fast vessel turnarounds on the quayside as a result of a program of continuous improvements. Felixstowe set a new record for the number of container moves in a 12 hour shift with the recent call of the Maersk Sarnia. A total of 3431 exchanges were completed […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 18,000 TEU mega ship, the Triple-E class Marchen Maersk, has been officially named in a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. The vessel is one of the biggest container ships in the world, operated by Maersk Line on its Asia-Europe service. The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs Melanie Collins, wife […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 18,000 TEU mega ship, the Triple-E class Marchen Maersk, has been officially named in a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. The vessel is one of the biggest container ships in the world, operated by Maersk Line on its Asia-Europe service. The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs Melanie Collins, wife […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, launched an Economic Plan for the East of England today during a visit to the Port of Felixstowe. “The extraordinary scale of the trade you are pioneering is not just fundamental to success in this region it’s fundamental to the success of the whole country,” said the […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest extension to the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port was officially opened by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons last week. The £34 million project to extend the port’s 9th berth by 190m was completed by VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster under a joint […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Vessels

    United Arab Shipping Company’s newest vessel, the 18,800 TEU LNG-ready Barzan, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    VolkerBrooks has successfully fabricated and delivered 190 tonnes of twin Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS) wailings, to assist with the extension of berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe. To help provide structural support to the port’s newly piled quay wall, VolkerBrooks’ in house steel fabrication team prepped and butt welded 66 50mm thick end plates […]

  • 25 March 2008

    Plans for a major expansion of the Port of Felixstowe which would increase capacity by 25% have been backed. The Felixstowe South Reconfiguration includes a rail connection and terminal, dredging to deepen berths, and the creation of about 600 jobs.

  • 29 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes built by Shanghai-based ZPMC have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe, U.K. The new cranes will be operated on the Berths 8&9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the latest ultra-large container ships. The cranes are all designed to handle ships with containers stowed […]