Port re-opens after wind stoppage

BRITAIN'S biggest container port re-opened mid-morning after six hours of strong winds delayed its operations.With gusts above 45mph, it was unsafe for workers to operate high-rise quayside cranes and also those in storage parks and rail yards at Felixstowe.

Richard Cornwell

BRITAIN'S biggest container port re-opened mid-morning after six hours of strong winds delayed its operations.

With gusts above 45mph, it was unsafe for workers to operate high-rise quayside cranes and also those in storage parks and rail yards at Felixstowe.

Vehicles were held in nearby haulage yards and parking areas at the port until they were full, and then Operation Stack was brought into action with lorries sent to park on the old A45 at Levington.


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By 11am winds has eased and normal operations resumed.

A port spokesman apologised for inconvenience caused by the disruption, which was necessary for the safety of all port users.

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