The port of Felixstowe first opened back in 1967 and was to be Britain’s first container terminal.
It has continued to grow ever since and will be celebrating its 50th birthday next year in 2017.
It now operates 9 container berths to date and handles nearly 45% of the container traffic coming to and from the UK. The port itself welcomes around 3,000 vessels a year and around 4 million TEU’s (twenty foot equivalent units). It also has excellent Rail and road connections which distribute containers throughout the country. Customers can now benefit from the online portal in which you can now monitor and track Vessel arrivals/departures and also the status of your container, giving you that peace of mind of when your cargo will be arriving.
In line with the new SOLAS regulations coming into effect from July, the port will offer container weighing services to ensure exporters are complying with the new international regulations.
Carry Cargo International Ltd route around 70% of our import shipments through to the port of Felixstowe, other ports used are Southampton, London Gateway, Teesport and Liverpool.
We constantly monitor Felixstowe’s “vessel arrivals” and the latest berthing dates, times of arrival and expected departures. This enables us to advise customers with accurate and up to date information.
We are granted a minimum of 7 free days at quay with our preferred shipping lines to enable the container to be custom cleared and collected from quay.
By using Carry Cargo Transport’s services we have on a number of occasions delivered containers to our clients within 24 hours of the vessel arrival at quay.
All business is carried out under the current BIFA standard trading terms and conditions which are available upon request.