Port of Felixstowe hosts Export Hub

7th April 2017

The Port of Felixstowe has hosted a visit by the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub as part of the Exporting is GREAT campaign.

The Export Hub brings together advice and practical guidance for all businesses on how they can find customers overseas for their products and services.

Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe and Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Europe, said:

“The Port of Felixstowe has more connections to more overseas destinations than any other UK port. As the country’s largest container port it is a key gateway allowing UK exporters to get their goods to a large number of overseas markets. The port has already featured as part of the Government’s GREAT campaign and we are delighted to extend the association through this latest initiative.”

Alan Pain, Regional Director for The Department for International Trade in the East of England, said:

“We were delighted to bring the Export Hub to the Port of Felixstowe, the gateway to UK exporting. This is an excellent way to show businesses just how much demand there is out there for goods and services from this region, something from which many companies are already benefitting.

“With hundreds of live opportunities available via great.gov.uk and the launch of a find-a-buyer service to match companies with worldwide demand, doing business overseas has also never been more straightforward.”

A range of exporters and potential importers were invited to the Hub where they received presentations on practical assistance for exporters from the Department for International Trade, Barclays Bank, Prettys Solicitors and the ETK Group which specialises in business support for Africa.

The Export Hub, which provides a flexible space for seminars and meetings, is touring England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as part of the Government’s effort to encourage UK companies to export their products and services.

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Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 602063 or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk  / www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is strategically located on the UK’s southeast coast and within easy reach of major ports in North West continental Europe. As the UK's first purpose-built container-handling facility, PFL is also the largest and busiest container port in the country. With three rail terminals, it also has the busiest and biggest intermodal rail freight facility in the UK. The latest phase of development, Berths 8&9, provides additional deep-water capacity for the world’s largest container ships.

PFL is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 48 ports spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.