Freeport East encompasses the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich, which together form the UK’s largest unitised container handling trades cluster and connects UK businesses with over 190 countries worldwide.

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s largest container port and the only UK port in the Top 50 largest container ports worldwide. Strategically located on the UK’s South East coast and within easy reach of major ports in North West continental Europe it is connected directly to the world’s major shipping lanes. The port links UK businesses with 165 countries beyond the EU, handles 60% of all the UK’s trade with Asia and serves EU markets through regular container and roll/on-roll-off services, making it the port for global trade.

As the UK’s first purpose-built container-handling facility, it has led the way for over five decades and is the most important route-to-market for investors and manufacturers across Britain. With three rail terminals, it also has the busiest and biggest intermodal rail freight facility in the UK connecting the port with 15 inland terminals predominantly in the Midlands and North.

Hutchison Ports Harwich International is one of the UK’s leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports with excellent road and rail across the UK. It is ideally located for North Sea freight and passenger traffic to and from Europe, offering first class ro-ro, ferry, general cargo, and bulk operations. It has acted as a base for offshore wind farm construction as well as support services for the offshore renewable energy industry.


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