The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe.
The port handles more than 4million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes approximately 3,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today – crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port. Around 30 shipping lines operate from Felixstowe, offering approximately 90 services to and from 400 ports around the world.
Together with its unrivalled rail and road links connecting the port to distribution hubs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK, Felixstowe plays a pivotal role in keeping the UK’s trade moving, and delivers real benefits to customers, the community and the industry.
The Port of Felixstowe is owned and operated by Hutchison Ports UK (HPUK), a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, which is itself a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (CK Hutchison).
CK Hutchison is the largest foreign investor to Britain. It is a Hong Kong-based multinational conglomerate that is committed to innovation and technology, and the business employs approximately 270,000 people in over 50 countries around the globe. Its diverse business operations encompass six core activities:
- Ports and related services
- Finance and investments
Hutchison Ports UK (HPUK) has invested significantly in new technology, people and infrastructure at the Port of Felixstowe for over 20 years, and the result is a port that ranks among the world’s best. Our continued success will depend on attracting and retaining the right customers, embracing technological advances, and anticipating developments within the industry brought about by broader, global economic factors.