Friday 20th Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Million up for Felixstowe

Felixstowe reckons it is the first port in the UK to handle over a million TEU by rail in a year. The one millionth unit was loaded on 13th December 2017 onto a Freightliner service to Birmingham.

Chief executive Clemence Cheng said: “Rail is an increasingly important differentiator for shipping lines as well as importers and exporters and we are able to offer them a greater number of rail services to more destinations, more often, than any other port.”

“Rail is also a key factor in reducing the environmental impact of transport and helps reduce road congestion. We are continuing to invest heavily in rail infrastructure at Felixstowe and are currently working with Network Rail on capacity enhancements to the Felixstowe Branch Line.”