Felixstowe: Port back to normal after strong winds hit coast

BRITAIN’S busiest container port resumed normal operations this evening after its quaysides were brought to a standstill by strong winds.

With gusts exceeding 45mph during the afternoon, quayside cranes at Felixstowe could not operate for safety reasons.

It meant both rail and yard operations had to be stopped with access to operational areas restricted.

After a two-hour halt, operations were able to resume between 5pm and 5.30pm, though this evening portworkers were still playing catch-up with cargo and hauliers faced delays as they dealt with the backlog caused by the stoppage.

Truckers were warned there would be delays and advised that they may need to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.


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“We apologise for the inconvenience,” added the spokesman.

Operation Stack was not needed as the port has capacity to park around 300 trucks and others were directed to their yards.

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