Port reopens as wind drops

PORT chiefs at Felixstowe announced the container terminal was back open again this afternoon after a three-hour closure due to strong winds.

PORT chiefs at Felixstowe announced the container terminal was back open again this afternoon after a three-hour closure due to strong winds.

The port closed just after midday as winds gusted over 45mph, making it unsafe to work on both quayside and yard areas, but was open again by 3.45pm.

A port spokesman said winds had moderated to safe working levels for rail and container yard operations to resume.

“Some delays are likely as the port works to recover to normal operational status,” he said.

“There is a backlog of vehicles within the port boundaries, and we are working to clear this traffic.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this disruption may have caused and we value your understanding as measures are taken to ensure the safety of all port users.”

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