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 […]
Plans for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) at Felixstowe port and fining the most polluting LGVs have been shelved after the air quality improved substantially. Lorries were calculated to be contributing more than a quarter of all NOx concentrations at a receptor site and prompted the local council to consider measures targeting them (MT 19 March 2012). However, Suffolk Coastal District Council said action taken by the port to reduce pollution emitted by its own handling equipment has reduced emissions […]
Hauliers working out of Felixstowe Port are enduring three-hour turnarounds, almost a month after the container terminal overhauled its IT system.
Felixstowe-based haulier James Kemball’s investment in additional fleet appears to have paid off with a 9% rise in turnover and 32% jump in pre-tax profit.