Felixstowe Port’s ongoing attempts to resolve traffic congestion and slow turnaround times have been dealt a blow, after the chief executive of rival Peel Ports said customers should snub it in favour of northern terminals. Mark Whitworth said retailers and importers needed to tell freight forwarders and shipping lines that “enough was enough”. Felixstowe has been plagued with problems ever since it introduced a new IT system in June. In July, the RHA demanded compensation for the subsequent delays suffered […]
Hungarian operator Waberer’s has opened a subsidiary in Felixstowe in a bid to double its business in the UK.
Significant changes to the verification of container weights coming into effect this summer could spark chaos at UK ports, according to haulage companies.
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 […]