Monday 21st Oct 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Port of Felixstowe and DFDS increase capacity

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The Port of Felixstowe and Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to invest in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities to increase roll-on/roll-off capacity at the UK port by over 40 per cent.

“The new contract includes a significant investment by Hutchison Ports replacing one of our existing ro/ro bridges with a modern floating linkspan capable of handling the latest generation of ro/ro vessels and creating over 300 additional trailer spaces for unaccompanied ro/ro traffic,” said Port of Felixstowe CEO and Hutchison Ports executive director Clemence Cheng.

DFDS CEO & President added: “We are very excited about this investment which allows us to further enhance the high level of customer service that is expected by our clients. It is also a further step in our striving to provide necessary capacity to continue supporting our customers’ trade and business, even in a possible post-Brexit world.”

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