Felixstowe: Coastal gales hit port operations

TRUCKERS were being warned of possible delays today as part of Britain’s biggest container port was closed due to strong winds.

With gusts of more than 45mph hitting the coast, officials at the Port of Felixstowe said operations at the new �300 million south terminal, berths eight and nine, had been suspended.

Trinity Terminal was still operational but wind speeds were being recorded close to safe operating limits.

Bookings for lorry drivers at both terminals has been reduced until the wind eases.

“For the safety of all port users we are currently restricting access to operational areas,” said a port spokesman.

“Vehicles are being marshalled on site and will be processed through to operational areas as soon as it is safe to do so.”

There was likely to be some delays for truckers, and hauliers were urged to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.

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