Hauliers working out of Felixstowe Port are enduring three-hour turnarounds, almost a month after the container terminal overhauled its IT system. Felixstowe introduced a new terminal operating system on 10 June, but teething problems drastically extended turn-around times for hauliers. Dave Perfect, MD at West Thurrock-based D Perfect & Sons, said the system had failed miserably and the port was treating firms with disdain and contempt. He said: “I have almost stopped working out of Felixstowe. We were doing 20 […]
The introduction of peak-time charges as part of the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system (VBS) has been described as unacceptable by container hauliers. The port has started charging hauliers £1.50 per booking for access between 12pm and 5pm but has suspended proposals to introduce the charge between 5am and 7am. In a letter to operators, Port of Felixstowe commercial director Paul Wallace said: “For all UK major ports there is a significant daily cost to support the yard resource […]
Rising driver wages and greater use of agency staff to combat recruitment difficulties contributed to a second year of reduced profit for Felixstowe-based container haulier James Kemball.
Pentalver has signed a deal that will see it open a vehicle pre-clearance facility for the export of second-hand vehicles. The deal is a joint venture with New Zealand-based vehicle logistics firm Autohub and Japanese inspection company Jevic and is based at Pentalver’s depot in Felixstowe. The facility has the capacity to handle 30,000 cars per year. Pentalver MD Chris Lawrenson, says: “Our joint venture with Autohub and Jevic is a first for the UK and demonstrates how we work […]