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UK ports border security stretched
A new report from the UK Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration says that border security is stretched at east coast UK ports especially when it comes to guarding against clandestine immigration and contraband goods. 13 Jul 2017
Felixstowe opts for Bromma VGM solution
The Port of Felistowe has selected spreader manufacturing giant, Bromma, to supply spreader twistlock based weighing systems in preparation for new SOLAS regulations that require shippers to obtain the verified gross mass (VGM) of packed containers in advance of ship stow planning. 31 May 2016
Independent and proud
UK ports should trumpet their often-overlooked achievements. Felicity Landon reports 14 Apr 2016
Stop the spin
COMMENT: I’ve tried to avoid being dragged into the Brexit – will the ‘British exit’ the European Union – debate for two reasons: it’s a parochial topic that I’m sure the rest of the world couldn’t care less about and the whole issue is broadly dominated by spin, pitting politicians against each other, which is tedious to say the least, writes Carly Fields. 02 Apr 2016
Felixstowe calls for axing of off-peak passenger trains
Passenger trains sometimes carrying only three people are taking up rail paths that could be used by 30-wagon freight trains on the branch line to and from the Port of Felixstowe, Hutchison Ports UK chief executive David Gledhill has said. 26 Mar 2012
Trelleborg fenders for Felixstowe
Trelleborg Marine Systems has been contracted by Costain to supply fender systems as part of a £300m reconfiguration known as the Felixstowe South development. 05 Jun 2012
Cranes to double Felixstowe rail capacity
The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has received three state-of-the-art rail mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) that will form part of a new rail terminal to double the port’s rail capacity. 27 Mar 2013
London Gateway ‘biggest threat’ to Felixstowe
DP World’s London Gateway, due to open in the fourth quarter of 2013, represents the biggest threat to the Port of Felixstowe’s business for many years, Hutchison Ports (UK) port development director Andrew Harston has warned. 12 Jan 2012
Felixstowe doubles rail capacity
The UK’s Port of Felixstowe has opened a new rail terminal which sees the container port’s rail capacity double. 07 Jun 2013
Costs spiral for unscheduled downtime
Downtime at ports is up on last year says Trelleborg whose latest barometer report suggests that far from improving, the issue is actually getting worse. In fact, 90% of those surveyed for the report suffer from unscheduled downtime at their facility costing at least £100,000 per year. 13 Jun 2013
Felixstowe rail link boost
The UK east coast port of Felixstowe is to benefit from a £12m (€14.8m) grant from the European Union to be spent on a rail ‘chord’ at Ipswich. 16 Jul 2013
Felixstowe workers vote to strike
There is an air of uncertainty at the UK’s Port of Felixstowe this week as port workers vote to take strike action if their terms and conditions are not met. 12 Sep 2013
Politics of ports
Investment in catering for direct containership calls in the UK has been lacking, explains Ben Hackett 31 Dec 2013
Kalmar to boost Felixstowe efficiency
Kalmar is to help boost efficiency at the UK’s Port of Felixstowe with the delivery of four reachstackers for laden handling. 06 Oct 2014
Community giving
Port community funds can create a real impact by supporting local charities and organisations. Felicity Landon reports 06 Nov 2014
Felixstowe updates operations
The UK’s Port of Felixstowe is keeping its customers up-to-date with the status of containers with a newly launched mobile phone app. 18 Dec 2014
Felixstowe creates environmental corridor
The UK’s Port of Felixstowe is to create an “environmental corridor” to improve habitats and enhance green areas as part of the Go Green campaign launched by several major port operators earlier this month. 18 Sep 2015
Former minister speaks of ‘light touch regulation’
Light-touch regulation for a market-oriented sector was the message for the UK ports industry from former transport minister Sir Simon Burns, at the opening of the Port of Felixstowe’s latest extension. 06 Nov 2015
Reducing ‘time out’ a shared goal
Working together can undoubtedly oil the wheels of port commerce. In the UK, Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority has worked closely with the Port of Felixstowe to reduce ‘time out’ for containers called in for inspection. 20 May 2013