Port Information

News / Press Releases

Home > Port Information > Press Articles > Port of Felixstowe
Sunday, 25 Feb 2018
Click here, members of the press wishing to receive press releases by email.
Kingsfleet Primary School Benefits from Dock School Funding
Kyrsty Beattie, Headteacher of Kingsfleet Primary School, Chloe Purcell, Corporate Affairs Officer for HPUK and Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs for HPUK celebrate with students.

29th March 2011


Kingsfleet Primary School, Felixstowe is celebrating a sizeable donation of £2,300 from the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) ‘Dock School Programme’.

HPH, the parent company of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited (‘HPUK’), owners of the Port of Felixstowe, run a the scheme through which schools close to an HPH Port receive financial assistance and enjoy close and mutually-beneficial relationships.

The donation is being used to fund improvements to the school’s playground, involving the addition of a climbing wall, giving the students the opportunity to interact in an interesting and stimulating environment, and encouraging them towards active and healthy futures.

The cheque was presented by Paul Davey, HPUK Head of Corporate Affairs at an assembly at Kingsfleet School on 28th March.

Mr Davey commented:

“The HPH Dock Schools Programme provides our ports with a mechanism to support local schools, and it allows the schools to benefit from links with one of the area’s biggest employers. We are committed to the community in which we do our business, and aim to ensure that, wherever possible, we can ‘do our bit’ to help that community prosper.”

Kyrsty Beattie, Headteacher at Kingsfleet Primary School commented:

“Firstly I would just like to say thank you on behalf of all the adults and children at Kingsfleet
The school has been working with the Suffolk Grounds service to create a visionary plan which is aimed at extending opportunities to promote children’s creative and imaginative development at play time. This funding will turn part of that plan into reality. This is an exciting time for us and we are very grateful for this support from Hutchison Port; helping us take a step forward towards our vision – thank you.”

A number of schools in Felixstowe have benefitted from the Dock School programme. Last year Grange Community Primary School used the Dock School money to build a science pond. Causton Junior School and Maidstone Infants School have all also benefitted in previous years.

ENDS

Note to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 602063, Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943 or E-mail:
daveyps@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. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 50 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.
Port of Felixstowe Handles 1 million TEU by Rail
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle over 1 million TEU by rail in a single year. The one millionth unit was loaded today (13 December 2017) onto the 13:34 Freightliner service to Birmingham.
100th Mega Ship of 2017 Arrives at the Port of Felixstowe
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe will welcome its 100th 18,000+ TEU vessel of 2017 on Thursday this week as the UK’s maritime industry celebrates London International Shipping Week (LISW).
Chinese Ambassador visits Port of Britain
His Excellency Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom, has visited the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.
On Track to Deliver
Rail freight facilities at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, have expanded further with the commissioning of two new Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMGs) at the port’s North Rail Terminal.
IMO Maritime Day theme launched at the Port of Felixstowe
The theme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) World Maritime Day 2017 has been launched by the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, during a visit to the Port of Felixstowe.
Port of Felixstowe wins Port Operator of the Year
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe won the Port Operator of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards presented last night at the National Maritime Museum in London. The Port of Felixstowe won the award for a combination of its innovation, focus on red
New Rail Terminal Opening Doubles Rail Capacity
The Port of Felixstowe has officially opened a new rail terminal which doubles rail capacity at Britain’s biggest container port. The new North Rail Terminal was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, local dignitar