Container Terminals

World-scale and world-class facilities for container vessels
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The Port of Felixstowe offers world-scale and world-class facilities for container vessels. We were the UK’s first container port and have been its biggest for over 40 years.

We have achieved this by continually investing, expanding and updating our facilities and through a laser-focus on delivering the best customer service. With nine berths across two container terminals, whether you are a ship operator or a cargo owner, the Port of Felixstowe is the right place for your business.

9 births
Berths across two terminals
28 Quay cranes
Quay cranes
152k TUE yard capacity
TEU yard capacity
18.0 Metres draft for multiple mega vessels
metres draft for multiple mega vessels
Port of Felixstowe
Container Services

Mega Vessels

The port has four berths capable of handling the latest generation of 24,000 TEU mega vessels. Berths 6, 7, 8 & 9 all play regular host to the biggest and most efficient container ships in operation.

With an approach channel dredged to 16m below chart datum and berths with up to 18m depth, we offer unrivalled access and flexible berth windows for vessels of any size. 22 container cranes on the four deepest berths operated by an experienced and focussed team and backed by a fleet of 88 rubber-tyred gantry cranes ensure high levels of productivity and customer satisfaction.

Trinity Terminal

Trinity Terminal is the largest container handling facility in the UK and, at 2,354 metres, has one of Europe’s longest continuous quays. The total developed area of Trinity Terminal stands at 137 hectares.

The terminal has seven deep-water berths, varying in depth from 11.6 metres to 16.5 metres, and some of the world’s largest container cranes. The range of facilities allows it to accommodate vessels of all sizes from feeder ships up to the largest container ships currently afloat.

Berths 8&9

Berths 8&9 are the Port of Felixstowe’s newest and deepest berths. The start-of-the-art container handling facility comprises a total quay length of 920m and can accommodate two of the world’s largest container vessels simultaneously.

With a depth of 18m alongside, Berths 8&9 are the deepest container berths in the UK. and offer greater operational flexibility for our customers.

Specialist Handling Capability

Our Container division also provides specialist cargo handling capabilities, with a highly skilled and experienced workforce able to deploy the port’s specialist lifting equipment. Non-unitised cargoes can be loaded and unloaded alongside the standard container operations as well as more complicated heavy project and break bulk cargoes.

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