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Celso Banas killed in container ship boiler-room blast (BBC)

A sailor was killed when a boiler exploded on a cargo ship as it prepared to dock in the UK, an inquest heard. Celso Banas, 35, from the Philippines, died in the blast aboard the Manhattan Bridge at Felixstowe, Suffolk, on 19 January 2017. A jury at Suffolk Coroner’s Court …

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Hundreds of containers carried weekly (EADT)

A new rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands has been launched by GB Railfreight. It is the latest initiative in removing shipping containers from the road and on to rail services and will carry goods to and from the Suffolk …

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UK’s retailers solution is in the north?

Businesses going bust, job losses and rocketing Christmas prices for consumers. That’s the festive doomsday scenario facing the UK’s retail sector as the southern port of Felixstowe – the UK’s busiest container port – hits a cargo loading and unloading backlog. The legacy of a failed IT rollout in June …

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BIFA stressed the remained Felixstowe problems

On June 11th, 2018, with no prior warning, the Port of Felixstowe introduced the Next Generation Terminal Management System (nGen), a new terminal operating system (TOS). The system was already in use at twenty-five ports worldwide owned by Hutchinson Ports, however the introduction at Felixstowe went badly wrong and over …

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MSC switches Felixstowe Port with London Gateway

The U.K.’s Port of Felixstowe (PoF) has been experiencing service interruptions following the implementation of a new terminal operating system in July and August 2018. MSC has therefore been implementing a number of contingency measures to ease the impact of these interruptions on our customers. MSC, together with its VSA …

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Carriers continue to switch from Felixstowe

Hapag-Lloyd informs that the UK port call in its Europe Mediterranean Express Service will be switched from Felixstowe to Southampton. Foregoing takes effect with the arrival of MV “Nordautumn” voy. 006S – ETA Southampton August 25, 2018. This move is necessary due to the continuous congestion experienced at the port of …

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BIFA: Felixstowe problems still remain

Responding to a statement by the owners of the port of Felixstowe that its recently introduced new terminal operating system (TOS) is now ‘stable’, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “Our members still face significant problems at the port with shipping lines cancelling calls; …

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Maersk Line is moving its services from Felixstowe

Unfortunately, Felixstowe terminal is suffering from slow operations caused by IT system issues. Maersk Line, in order to protect its service integrity, will be moving 2M TA2 and COEX services from Felixstowe to Liverpool for a duration of 12 weeks. You can find the details of the first vessels diverting …

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Port of Felixstowe, new terminal operating system

Since our last update on our new terminal operating system, good progress has been made on a number of key issues that were impacting vessel discharge rates and haulier turnaround times. Although our discharge cycle is working at near pre-implementation productivity levels, we continue to experience issues in our load …

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