We recently took the chance to contact David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer, Hutchison Ports UK, to request permission for a possible visit the Port of Felixstowe.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and his parents, have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit the Port of Felixstowe on Tuesday 28th February 2012.
The Port of Felixstowe is positioned on the South East coast of the United Kingdom. This is a wonderful position and is the an ideal place for vessels calling at many of the major European container ports across the North Sea. Not only is the Port of Felixstowe the largest container port in the United Kingdom, it is also one of the largest within Europe.
The Port of Felixstowe's Trinity Terminal provides its customers with a continuous quay length stretching over an impressive 2.3 kilometres. This huge expanse of dock is equipped with 27 ship-to-shore gantry cranes, many of which are capable of handling the largest container ships currently at sea.
On April 17th 2011, Dream Designs Colchester we invited to visit the world's largest container ship, Emma Maersk, whilst berthed alongside Trinty Terminal at the Port of Felixstowe. Whilst on board we were given the opportunity to officially present our especially assigned drawing of the vessel to the Captain, before touring the vessel.
The new facility is equipped with the very latest technology including seven of the largest container cranes in the world. Each crane has the capability of operating on ships with container stowed 24-wide on deck. Construction of the second phase of the Felixstowe South Development will commence as soon as dictated by market demand.
Below you can watch a video to learn more about Berths 8&9 at the Port of Felixstowe.
" We were delighted to received such a prompt response from the Port of Felixstowe and we are very excited to have been given the opportunity to visit the Port of Felixstowe on February 28th 2012."
" For many years now I have taken a great interest in the Port of Felixstowe and have followed both the planning and construction of Berths 8&9. It will be very interesting to perhaps see the new berths up close and learn more."