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Hutchison Ports announces contract award for the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 15:37 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 15 September 2017

Port of Felixstowe berths 8 and 9

Port of Felixstowe berths 8 and 9

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Hutchison Ports has announced the award of a contract for the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe which the operator says will “further enhance Felixstowe’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships”.

VolkerFitzpatrick Limited has be appointed to undertake the design and construction of approximately 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind Berth 9. The work will also include the reclamation of 3.2 hectares of seabed behind the existing finger pier and is scheduled to be completed by early 2019.

Executive director of Hutchison Ports, Clemence Cheng, said: “Berths 8 and 9 were the first berths in the UK built to accommodate the latest class of ultra-large container vessels. “The creation of additional container storage will allow us to optimise container handling operations between the berth and its supporting yard and further enhance the service we offer to our customers.”

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