Felixstowe Port (GBFXT)

Port Code GBFXT City Felixstowe
Port Name FELIXSTOWE Country/Region United Kingdom
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN MAIN PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Felixstowe Port (GBFXT)


The Port of Felixstowe is the largest and busiest container port in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. Felixstowe, Suffolk, in the east of England, handles more than 40% of the country's container trade. In 2011, the port's throughput reached 3.74 million TEUs, ranking 35th among the busiest ports in the world and 6th in Europe. By 2016, the port handled more than four million TEUs and approximately 3,000 ships docked each year, supporting the largest existing container ships. Crucially, the port provided some of the deepest waters close to any European port on the high seas. . About 30 shipping companies from Felixstowe operate and provide about 90 services in 400 ports around the world. Hong Kong is translated as "Felice Duport"; Taiwan is translated according to Hong Kong. This mainly depends on the transliteration of Felixstowe where the port is located. Coupled with its unparalleled rail and road connections connecting the port to distribution centers in the Midlands and other parts of the UK, Felixstoffe has played a key role in maintaining the UK’s trade transformation, bringing customers, communities and industries Affordable.


As one of the world’s largest trading nations, the United Kingdom relies on the ships and waterways that make it possible. But just as importantly, it depends on the ports that serve them. Operating about 30 shipping companies through the port, providing 90 services on all continents each week, the port of Felixstowe receives ships from all over the world. The Port of Felixstowe is owned and operated by Hutchison Ports UK (HPUK, Li Ka-shing-owned Hutchison Port Holdings) and is a member of Hutchison Ports, which is itself a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (CK Hutchison). CK Hutchison is the largest foreign investor in the UK.

British mainland

The port of Felixstowe provides the best location for import and export cargo in the UK. It is closer to any other ports on the main European routes within the Hamburg-Le Havre port. The port brings several key benefits:

The world's largest container ship can be installed anywhere in the port rotation of the main route, with the smallest deviation from the main route, which only takes two hours. The British population is spread all over the country, and nearly 85% of people live outside London. Therefore, cargo needs to be distributed from the port of Felixstowe quickly and efficiently across the country. 70% of the containers from Felixstowe are transported to the so-called "Golden Triangle". In this central part of the UK, major high-street brands and online retailers in many countries have national distribution centers. The investment transportation connection of the Port of Felixstowe in recent decades has resulted in the widest and most frequent connection, allowing containers to quickly reach where they are needed. Whether by road, rail or barge .

The Port of Felixstowe provides fast and convenient British freight distribution. Less than 2 hours from London by road or rail, the port’s proximity to the capital means you gain all the advantages of being close to the British capital, while also avoiding its decline, thus ensuring:

  • Reduce congestion
  • Labor force decline
  • Reduce land costs
  • Combined with the proximity of the port of Felixstowe to European waterways and easy access to London and the entire UK market, the port can provide all users with unparalleled location advantages.

The British logistics center is in Northamptonshire, which is called the Golden Triangle. Obtaining goods at the Port of Felixstowe, then the cost of distribution will be competitive. The port of Felixstowe is the largest container railway terminal in the UK. There are 66 trains running to destinations in 15 countries every day, and no other British port can move more containers. Since 2002, the throughput of the Felixstowe Railway has more than doubled. In 2015, we processed 17,000 cases daily for a week and 910,000 TEUs throughout the year. 27% of the port’s domestic throughput is now using the railway network, and the Northern Railway Station opened in June 2013. The opening of the North Rail Terminal and the doubling of the capacity of the other two railway gantry cranes have made the railway terminal at the Port of Felixstowe more efficient. The port’s rail traffic volume is greater than the total number of containers handled through ports such as Tilbury, Liverpool or Bristol. The roads in the Port of Felixstowe connect to major distribution centers in the UK, avoiding the country's busiest road network-the M25 near London (the worst closed road in the UK). This can prevent additional time and cost due to congestion delay and reduce unnecessary carbon emissions.


The Port of Felixstowe serves 3,750 trucks every working day, with an average turnaround time of 32 minutes. Since 2002, container ship handling capacity has continued to rise by 57%, record productivity, and 180 movements per hour

The expertise and facilities of ships of all sizes, including the simultaneous handling of large ships on our 18m deep No. 8 and No. 9 ships, port-centric and population-centric capabilities, port warehousing and unparalleled connectivity, able to pass Flexible labor deployment and the inherent ability of the port to adapt to the docking of offshore vessels.

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Summary of GBFXT

Felixstowe port (port code: GBFXT) is a large port in the United Kingdom. It is located at the mouth of Harwich Harbour on the east coast of England.
The port’s excellent road/rail communications together with modern and fully equipped cargo handling facilities has made it the UK's premier container port. It is also a yachting harbor and seaside resort.
Phase 1 of Felixstowe South Project had been completed in 2011, giving two new deep-water berths, Nos 8 and 9, which can handle the world's largest container vessels. Phase 2 was for a third deep water berth to be constructed at the Landguard Terminal. There are also two Ro-Ro and seven deep water container berths.
The port handles approximately 25,756,000t of cargo, 200,000TEU and 3,400 vessels annually. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are container ship, accounting for about 87%, and Ro-Ro cargo vessels, taking up around 4%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 400 meters. The maximum draught is 15.8 meters. The maximum deadweight is 241,960t.