Port of Felixstowe ups capacity by 40% in wake of Brexit

Port of Felixstowe
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The UK’s largest container port, the Port of Felixstowe, and DFDS have announced that they will be increasing roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) capacity at the Suffolk port by over 40%. Anna Tobin reports

Hutchison Ports-owned Port of Felixstowe and the Danish ferry operator DFDS will be increasing capacity at the Port of Felixstowe by investing in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer-parking facilities.

“This investment is driven by our long-term confidence in the ro/ro route between Felixstowe and Rotterdam. We are seeing increasing interest in both ro/ro and short-sea container connections at all three of our UK ports as shippers seek to minimise risks to their supply chains resulting from Brexit,” said Clemence Cheng, CEO at the Port of Felixstowe and executive director of Hutchison Ports.

Niels Smedegaard, CEO and president of DFDS, added: “We are very happy to continue our excellent relation with the Port of Felixstowe and their ro/ro staff. 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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