While the Port of Felixstowe itself actually contributes less than 1% of the total carbon embedded in goods through the supply chain, we are committed to making significant progress in reducing this, as well as the impact of the overall supply chain.
Our sheer scale enables immediate carbon economies to be made, whilst our investment in more carbon efficient, lower energy technologies places us at the forefront of emerging container port environmental practices.
The Port of Felixstowe is also helping improve the carbon footprint of the industry as a whole through investment in low carbon rail and feeder networks. Our new North Rail Terminal will increase capacity by a further 25%, providing customers with further departure times and destination options and helping us to reduce the carbon footprint of many of our shipping lines and other customers still further.
The Port prioritises good environmental stewardship and the preservation of eco-systems. We work with Local, National and International Governments, NGOs and other stakeholders in order to protect the environment. These partners include Natural England, the Landguard Fort Trust, English Heritage, Harwich Haven Authority, Felixstowe Town Council and the Stour and Orwell Estuaries Management Group.
By managing our own environmental impact effectively, by providing socio-economic benefits locally and nationally, and by providing customers with multi modal options to allow the most carbon-efficient transportation choices to be made, the Port of Felixstowe is working towards a truly sustainable and carbon-efficient future.