Felixstowe: Port re-opens as winds ease
BRITAIN’S biggest container port re-opened at lunch-time today as the winds battering the coast eased.
Earlier the Port of Felixstowe had been forced to close as wind speeds went above the 45mph safe limit for quayside crane workers, affecting both yard and rail operations.
Access to operational areas was restricted and vehicles were parked up at the 700-acre complex in holding areas.
There were delays for truckers, and hauliers were urged to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.
Operation Stack was not brought into use.
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The port re-opened at about 1.30pm and new booking times were issued to truck drivers.
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