Freeport East Felixstowe is the UK’s premier location for global trade opportunities, sitting at the crossroads of UK, European and Far East routes.

It is the natural home for assembly, manufacturing & logistics of advanced and clean technologies for UK and European markets as well as a range of other products.

Freeport East Felixstowe is a 31-hectare site, strategically located on the UK’s East coast and benefits from direct connections to North West continental Europe and the major global shipping lanes. Felixstowe, through its container port, links businesses operating in the UK to almost 200 markets across the globe.


The Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s biggest and busiest container port – the only UK port in the Top 50 largest globally. The Port of Felixstowe handles 60% of all UK-Asia trade and serves EU markets through regular container and roll-on/roll-off services with a three-times daily sailing to Rotterdam. Four million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and approximately 2,000 ships are handled by the port annually, with the deep-water facilities allowing the world’s largest container vessels to be served.

Felixstowe Port

The tax site is metres from where some of the world’s largest container ships berth as well as regular ferry services to mainland Europe.

Benefits include:

  • Upgraded high-capacity clean power supply
  • Multi-modal port facilities linking 700 ports globally
  • UK Government-backed Green Hydrogen development underway with Scottish Power to support clean fuels and supply chain decarbonisation
  • Unique for advanced manufacturing purposes and utilisation of freeports customs models to support UK and international products
  • Closest UK port to main European shipping lanes. Main UK port-of-call for world’s largest vessels

  • Strong access links to the rest of the UK, including the country’s largest intermodal rail freight terminal
  • An exemplar net zero development at heart of global trade