The volume of freight shipped through Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, increased by 12% in 2010 over the previous year. Overall, the volume increase for UK ports was only 2% and freight movements continue to be lower than in 2005.
Felixstowe will officially open its new berths 8 and 9 within a few weeks. These berths are large enough too handle the very largest container vessels. Southampton, on the south coast, is the second largest container hub in the UK with 945,000 containers, up 12.5% on 2009.