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.
On Track to Deliver
The port of Felixstowe has two new Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes on its new North Rail Terminal

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.

Commenting on the latest developments, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe, said:

“The Port of Felixstowe already has greater rail capability than any other port in the UK. In 2014, we handled 890,000 TEU at our three rail terminals on the 60 arrivals or departures we have every day. Volumes by rail are continuing to grow and are now over 20% higher than before we opened the North Rail Terminal in 2013.

“The frequency of services we can offer makes rail a much more reliable and viable alternative to 17 destinations in the UK helping to reduce road congestion and allowing customers to strip carbon out of their supply chains. The new cranes will help us to move even greater volumes by rail in future.”

The new cranes are manufactured by Liebherr and have been co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme. In total, Felixstowe has nine rail cranes and 16 tracks at its three terminals making it the largest intermodal rail facility in the UK.

Leading rail freight companies Freightliner, GB Railfreight and DB Schenker all operate rail services at Felixstowe. Regular rail services are run from Felixstowe to Birmingham, Manchester, Trafford Park, Scunthorpe, Hams Hall, Daventry, Wakefield, Bristol, Doncaster, Ditton, Liverpool, Selby, Leeds, Tilbury, Teesport, Burton-on-Trent and Coatbridge.

END


Notes 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. Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 319 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics and transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2014, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 82.9 million TEU worldwide.
Port of Felixstowe passes 70m TEU milestone
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.
MSC Oscar makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe
The latest vessel to hold the title of world’s largest container ship, the 19,224 TEU MSC Oscar, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.
Work Starts on Felixstowe Expansion
Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contactor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 19
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).
New and Improved Cranes at the Port of Felixstowe
The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9 and work has started to raise 10 of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port.
Marchen Maersk named at Felixstowe
The 18,000 TEU mega ship, the Marchen Maersk, has been officially named in a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. One of the biggest container ships in the world, the Triple-E class vessel is operated by Maersk Line on its Asia-Europe
Shipping and Transport Minister Visits he Port of Felixstowe
Shipping and Ports Minister John Hayes has paid his first visit to the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port. During his visit to the port, Mr Hayes visited the UK flagged Ever Lambent, the container vessel owned and operated by Evergreen M