Felixstowe: Port closed as gales lash coast

GUSTS of more than 45mph brought operations at Britain’s biggest container port to a halt today.

With wind speeds above safe limits for quayside crane workers, both yard and rail operations at Felixstowe were affected.

“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. Hauliers with bookings should not head to the port at this time.

Operation Stack is not in use at this stage.