The UK’s biggest and busiest container port is marking its half century, with Norman Global Logistics working alongside for two-thirds of its existence.
Opening on the 1st July 1967, Felixstowe was the UK’s first purpose-built container terminal. Norman Global Logistics opened our first office at Felixstowe 15 years later and have been a constant feature at the port ever since.
The scale and level of technical innovation in port operations means that the operation today bears little resemblance to those early years and has grown massively employing 2,500 people.
Felixstowe was chosen because of its proximity to the main shipping lanes and the major ports of Northern Europe, which remains a key differentiator for the port and underlines the importance of this location for our customers.
Since inception the port has undergone continuous development and growth, with berths 8&9 opening in 2011 and extending in 2015.
The creation of the newest terminal involved the reclamation of additional land from the River Orwell and will see delivery of the ports biggest ever cranes in three months ensuring that the largest container ships in the world are handled, where the very first container ships visited 50 years ago.