Container Haulage

Port Felixstowe is one of the busiest ports in Europe and can arguably be considered as one of the busiest in the world. So, it’s no surprise that, as Britain’s largest container port, it’s naturally the obvious choice for logistics companies.

The Transmode team are often being called for our container haulage services, so we know it well. But what exactly makes Port Felixstowe popular and why is it so important in UK logistics?

Here, we take a look at how Port Felixstowe works and how you can organise transport to and from the logistic powerhouse.

How much traffic does Port Felixstowe see?

Situated in Suffolk, England, Port Felixstowe is the busiest container port in the United Kingdom. Its location is convenient as an entry point for goods moving to and from the UK.

It’s estimated that the port handles over 40% of the countries containerised trade. This includes goods ranging from food to retail cargo.

Why is Port Felixstowe so popular?

There are many reasons why the port has remained popular.

The deep-water access is often attributed as one of the main reasons for its popularity.  This is because the access allows it to accommodate larger ships, enabling the port to provide efficient loading and unloading of cargo.

Additionally, the location is also ideal due to its proximity to major transport networks. This is helpful for quick and efficient transportation of goods. It’s this connectivity that makes it such a popular choice.

Is Port Felixstowe still the biggest port in Europe?

It may be the largest container port in the UK, but it is no longer the largest in Europe. Other ports such as Rotterdam and Antwerp give it a run for its money, with Rotterdam currently being the largest in Europe.

However, whilst it’s no longer the largest in Europe, it still plays a vital role in global logistics.

Looking for haulage services to & from Port Felixstowe?

If you’re looking for haulage services to or from Port Felixstowe, Transmode Logistics can help.

Get in touch with our team who would be more than happy to help create a bespoke transport plan needed.

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