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Port of Felixstowe Becomes New Major Sponsor of ‘Felixstowe in Flower 2007’
5th June 2007

The Port of Felixstowe has today [5th June] announced that it has become a new major sponsor of ‘Felixstowe in Flower 2007’.

The competition will be officially launched on 29th June. Throughout the Summer, green-fingered entrants will be able to cultivate their gardens, in the hope of winning some of the impressive awards on offer.

The competition will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony, to be held at Brackenbury Sports Centre, Felixstowe, on 25th September.

Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of the Port of Felixstowe, commented:

“We are proud to be the new major sponsor of such a prestigious local competition. The existence of ‘Felixstowe in Flower’ ensures that, throughout the Summer months, Felixstowe is awash with beautiful colours and scenery, which complement its reputation as a popular tourist attraction.

“We hope our support will enable Felixstowe to look as stunning as ever, and come out on top in the ‘Anglia in Bloom’ competition.”

Councillor Joan Sennington, Mayor of Felixstowe, said:

“’Felixstowe in Flower’ is a really important and successful community scheme. It depends upon local sponsorship, and we are delighted that, in 2007, our major sponsor is the Port of Felixstowe. We are very grateful for their support.”

In 2005 and 2006, the Port’s Dock Basin entry won the coveted ‘ Best of the Best’ title.

ENDS

Note to Editors:

For further information please contact Rachael Jackson, Public Relations Manager, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 604167, Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943 or E-mail: jacksonr@hpuk.co.uk www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator, with interests in 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 257 berths in 45 ports, together with a number of transportation-related service companies. With industry-recognised core competence in the effective and efficient management and operation of ports, the HPH Group handled 59.3 million TEU in 2006.

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