Update: Port re-opens after winds force two-hour closure
AFTER an afternoon of gale-force blasts which forced a two-hour stoppage, Britain’s biggest container port re-opened for business.
Both rail and yard operations were called to a halt after wind speeds recorded at the Port of Felixstowe exceeded operational limits of 45mph.
Port officials said for the safety of all port users access to operational areas had been restricted.
Vehicles were being marshalled and parked up on site, and haulage companies contacted and advised there delays were likely and that truckers may wish to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.
By 4.45pm, winds had moderated to safe working levels for quayside and rail operations to resume.
You may also want to watch:
“Some delays are likely as the port works to recover to normal operational status,” said a spokesman.
“Both parks are fully operational, but we do still have a weather warning for the next 24 hours and will continue to monitor this situation.
- 1 Ipswich Town lead the chase to sign Luton skipper Sonny Bradley
- 2 Boss who boasted of lavish lifestyle is bankrupt with £100k debts
- 3 Luke Chambers: 'To be brutally honest, I didn't think I would be leaving the club this summer'
- 4 ‘Unique’ farm in coveted river setting hits market for first time in 60 years
- 5 First look at golf club's multi-million pound coastal homes development
- 6 New rickshaw taxi service starts in town
- 7 Passenger falls off motorbike on A134
- 8 'Mass of smoke' billows from roof in house fire
- 9 Farm to use renovated rail carriages as holiday lets
- 10 History of the Cook cull - a look back at his busy transfer windows with Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Wigan
“We apologise for any inconvenience this disruption may have caused.”