Update: Port of Felixstowe reopens as winds ease

PORT bosses were able to get Britain’s biggest container terminal back up and running again this afternoon as winds battering the coast began to ease.

Earlier the gusts of more than 45mph brought operations at the Port of Felixstowe to a halt.

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

Wind speeds have now dropped to safer levels and ship-to-shore cranes are able to work again.

There was minor disruption, although truckers faced some delays and a number were asked to re-schedule their arrivals

“The latest weather forecasts indicates wind speeds close to safe operating limits for the remainder of the afternoon. As such, some further delays to operations may occur,” said a port spokesman.

New bookings are being made available to hauliers as and when spaces become available.

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Hauliers without a valid booking are asked not to travel to the port at this time.