On 28 September the UK’s newest deepwater container terminal was formally opened at the port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port. The new terminal, known as Felixstowe South, consists of Berths 8 and 9, which are the first stage in a £1 billion inward investment by the Hong Kong-based Hutchison in its UK ports.
Felixstowe currently handles 40 per cent of the UK’s container trade, which is approximately £60 billion of imports and exports. The current expansion plans could increase that figure by a further £20 billion. The new berths are dredged to a depth of 16m alongside to enable large ships to berth.