Port of Felixstowe

Record loading times for UK port

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Stevedores at Britain’s largest container terminal have set a new record for the speed of loading and unloading a ship – with a container handled almost every minute.

According to the British International Freight Association, a new record for the number of container moves in a 12-hour shift at the Port of Felixstowe was set with the recent call of the Maersk Sarnia.

A total of 3 431 boxes were taken on and off the vessel, including 602 moves by an individual ship-to-shore crane, the equivalent of more than 50 moves per hour, with an overall speed of 182 moves per hour across the whole vessel.

In the past 12 months the port has achieved an overall improvement of 24% in operational moves per hour on deep sea vessels.

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