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Port of Felixstowe to develop 33 acre Logistics Park in UK

LBR Staff Writer Published 11 December 2014

Port of Felixstowe in UK has announced plans for developing 1.45 million ft2 (33 acres) of warehousing space as a logistics park to meet growing customer demands.

PFL logistics park

According to port owner Hutchison Ports UK, the development will be done within the port boundary, at less than 100m from Berths 8 and 9 at the southern end of the quayside.

Trinity terminal at the Port of Felixstowe will be at 500m distance from the new development.

Port of Felixstowe Chief Executive Officer Clemence Cheng said: "Both terminals, with a combined throughput of over 4 million TEUs p.a., can be accessed via internal roads allowing customers to maximise the economics of ocean freight and port-centric logistics.

"For both UK and northern European distribution, occupiers will benefit from the unrivalled range of road, rail and short-sea carriage available at Felixstowe.

"The site is located adjacent to No.1 Gate with immediate access to the A14 and very close to the port's three rail terminals. With 60 freight train movements each day this opens up a wide range of sustainable transport options."

Real estate investment trust First Industrial is acting as advisor for the Logistics Park development.

"The ability to create a purpose-built warehouse at the UK's largest container port with all the advantages that brings is an exciting prospect for importers, retailers and third-party logistics providers," Cheng added.

Image: Artist's impression of the Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park. Photo: courtesy of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited