South Felixstowe Reconfiguration Terminal Phase 1
3rd Feb 2010
A joint lecture with the Suffolk Centre of the IMI was well attended, with some forty delegates hearing a fascinating presentation on the development of South Felixstowe’s port.
The new (South Felixstowe Reconfiguration) Terminal Phase 1, scheduled to open in early 2011, will be able to handle one million twenty-foot, or 500,000 forty-foot containers per year.
The new terminal will be able to berth two of the largest container ships in the world, on a new 730-metre long quay. The new terminal will have seven quayside cranes, able to handle ships with a width capacity of twenty-four containers. These are to be the largest quayside cranes anywhere in the world. Similarly, to move containers around the quay, will be twenty two forty-tonne rubber tyre cranes.
The Port of Felixstowe is also funding improvements to the A12 & A14, and upgrading parts of the rail network that will serve the additional capacity from the developed port.