Port expansion quickly taking shape

THE Felixstowe South reconfiguration project at the Port of Felixstowe is taking shape.

As a new aerial photograph of the development reveals, the first three ship-to-shore gantry cranes are now in place at what will be the port’s new berths eight and nine.

Two more cranes are due to arrive shortly, with the first phase of the development, due to become operational next year, being equipped with seven of the world’s largest cranes in total.

The Port of Felixstowe currently accounts for around 40% of UK container trade and industry projections forecast container traffic to quadruple by 2030.

The Felixstowe South project, which represents an investment of around �400million, will raise capacity at the port from 3.3million standard containers to more than 5million.