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Large heroin seizure from container in Port of Felixstowe

British authorities seized approximately 398 kilograms of heroin in a container at the Port of Felixstowe on 2 August, in what is claimed to be one of the largest ever heroin seizures in the UK. The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) had identified a container ship suspected of carrying drugs en route to Antwerp.

Port of Felixstowe, DFDS invest to boost Ro-Ro capacity

The UK Port of Felixstowe and Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) capacity at the port by over 40% through investment in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities. The agreement extents the service at Felixstowe for 15 years.

Documentary: How shore leave at Felixstowe Seafarer Centre feels like

An observational short documentary by the UK director, Eleanor Mortimer, depicts how a shore leave for a cargo-ship crew at the Felixstowe Seafarer Centre feels like. Due to visa restrictions and short turnarounds, many crews of international cargo ships stay in port after docking.

BIFA: Felixstowe problems still affecting freight forwarders

Responding to a statement by the owners of the port of Felixstowe that its recently introduced new terminal operating system is now stable, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association said that freight forwarders are still experiencing problems.

Port of Felixstowe enters latest phase of expansion

The Port of Felixstowe has awarded a contract to VolkerFitzpatrick Limited for its latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports. Completion of the new container yard, which will comprise ten container blocks and allow 6-high stacking, is scheduled for early 2019.

UK MAIB: Care must be taken to avoid waxing in fuel tanks

UK MAIB highlights that if signs of waxing in fuel tanks and fuel systems are evident, actions must be taken immediately. A build-up of waxy deposits in boiler burner’s fuel supply filter was one of the likely causes of the flame failure onboard Manhattan Bridge containership resulting in one fatality and one serious injury in early 2017.

World's largest container ship makes maiden call at Felixstowe

The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison, Port of Felixstowe, UK. The call represented a double celebration, as it also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s largest container port after a 17 year absence.

Largest container ship to call North Europe arrives at Felixstowe

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. The 20,568 TEU Madrid Maersk, operated on the 2M NEU2 Asia to Europe service, has arrived at the port with over 6,000 TEU for the UK loaded in China and Malaysia.

IMO launches World Maritime Day video

This video explains this year`s theme for World Maritime Day, “Connecting ships, ports and people”, and highlights the importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors.

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