The Port of Felixstowe is continuing to set new records into 2022. Having already set new records twice this year already, Hutchison Ports handled a new benchmark of 27,961 standard containers on the MSC Amelia, which left the port earlier in March 2022. The vessel operates on a routing from the Far East to Northern Europe. 
This new record of almost 28,000 containers handled on a single vessel comes as post-coronavirus trade with the Far East continues to grow and recover following a challenging prior period. Furthermore, container vessels seem to only be getting bigger as the years roll by, and this is reflected in the increased volume of containers handled by the UK's major ports, such as Felixstowe which has played host to some of the largest of their kind in the world, such as the Ever Act and Ever Ace. The Port of Felixstowe continues to be a key destination for such vessels and the port remains the centre of high volume container operations in the country. 
Previous records, beaten by the MSC Amelia in March 2022, were acheived by the MSC Diletta back in January (23,773 containers) and Moscow Maersk (25,852 containers) earlier in February/March. 
The Port of Felixstowe is looking to further expand its capability to handle the largest container ships over the coming months. This will include the dredging of the main approach channel into the harbour area, as well as the increasing of the depth of the port's deep-water berths. 
Boast International remains ready to support your import and export requirements into the Port of Felixstowe as the port looks to expand further, please contact us to find out more about how we can help your business. 
Click the link for the full article from Hutchison Ports, "Port of Felixstowe achieves new volume benchmark". 
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